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Former Mayor Rybak Named Among Most Fit In U.S.

Despite having a heart attack earlier this year, former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has been named by at least one publication as one of the most fit leaders in the country. According to the Health Fitness Revolution, Rybak was named among the 10 most fit mayors in the United States.

04/08/2014

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Rybak Talks About Life After Suffering A Heart Attack

Just days after leaving the office as Minneapolis mayor for 12 years, R.T. Rybak suffered a life-threatening heart attack while skiing on a weekend afternoon at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis back in January.

02/10/2014

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City Of Lakes Loppet Festival: Biggest One Yet

It’s the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.

02/02/2014

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Families Say 3 Still Unaccounted For After Apt. Fire

A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments in Minneapolis early New Year’s Day, sending 13 people to hospitals — including six who were critically hurt — with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls. Families on the scene said at least three people were still unaccounted for.

01/01/2014

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Rybak Announces Last Project As Mayor, Reflects On 12 Years In Office

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak held his final press conference as mayor on Monday. He announced one final project before stepping down. The exit ramp off 94W into downtown Minneapolis is going to change from 5th street to 7th street.

12/30/2013

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Ground About To Be Broken On Minn. Vikings Stadium

Politicians, Vikings executives and possibly a few notable former players will be on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the team’s new, $1 billion stadium. The Tuesday morning program inside the soon-to-be-demolished Metrodome is open to the public, but there are only a few hundred seats available.

12/03/2013

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Minneapolis Mayor To Illinois Gays: Marry Up North

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says he hopes Illinois lawmakers legalize same-sex marriage but in the meantime he wants gay and lesbian couples to get married in his city — and spend lots of money on their weddings.

09/05/2013

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Mayor Invites Illinois Gay Couples To Wed In Minn.

With all of Illinois’ financial woes, residents have grown accustomed to politicians from other states trying to raid its companies, jobs and best workers. Now one of them is making a similar pitch to the state’s gay couples: Come north to get married, and spend lots of money.

09/04/2013

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Gay Couples Rush To Wed Under New Minn. Law

Dozens of gay couples began tying the knot early Thursday morning at Minneapolis City Hall as Minnesota became the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

08/01/2013

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1 Same-Sex Couple Has Waited 38 Years To Say ‘I Do’

In just about seven hours, same-sex couples will be able to legally marry in Minnesota. And dozens of couples have decided not to put it off and are getting married right after midnight.

07/31/2013

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Minneapolis Offering Free Tickets For Gay Marriage Ceremonies

If you’re looking to be a part of history on Thursday, you’ll want to be at the Hennepin Theatre box office at about 11 a.m. Monday. Same-sex marriage will officially become legal in Minnesota on Thursday after lawmakers passed a bill in the last legislative session to put it into law.

07/29/2013

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Big Names Populate Mayo Expansion Board

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Mayo Clinic turned Tuesday to heavy hitters in business and politics to run a new governing authority that will oversee the medical facility’s ambitious Destination Medical Center expansion in Rochester, which is billed as the state’s largest-ever economic development project.

07/23/2013

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Mayor Rybak’s Mother Reflects On His Childhood

Parents of young children have big dreams for their little ones, and hope they grow up to do big things. With Mother’s day coming up on Sunday, WCCO talked with a mom whose child did, in fact, grow up to be a leader. He grew up to become the Mayor of Minneapolis.

05/10/2013

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Minn. Shooting Victim: Expand Background Checks

The mayor of Minneapolis and a man injured in the September mass shooting in town are calling on Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen to help pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales.

03/28/2013

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Google Says It Will Help Local Tech Entrepreneurs

Google officials announced Wednesday that they are going to help technical entrepreneurs in Minneapolis.

02/20/2013

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Mpls. To Celebrate Minn. Orchestra Grammy Nod

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra may be locked out, but that’s not stopping them from celebrating the orchestra’s Grammy nomination.

01/31/2013

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Minneapolis Police Welcome 13 New Recruits

Minneapolis officials are welcoming 13 new police recruits to the department.

01/15/2013

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Summit In Minneapolis To Address Gun Violence

Mayors, police chiefs and prosecutors from around the upper Midwest are meeting in Minneapolis to talk about gun violence — and how they can work together to prevent it.

01/10/2013

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Minneapolis Officials Release 2012 Crime Stats

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the city’s new police chief are planning to release crime statistics for 2012 — as well as outline their public-safety priorities for this year.

01/04/2013

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Mpls., Green Bay Mayor Place Bet On Saturday’s Game

Saturday’s big wild card match-up has plenty on the line for the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers — and now the mayors of those respective cities are adding their own friendly wager.

01/03/2013

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Mpls. Mayor Says He’s Not Running For Re-Election

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said Thursday afternoon he won’t seek a fourth term in office. Rybak made the announcement at a news conference at the Midtown Global Market.

12/27/2012

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Public Weighs In On Police Chief Nomination

Two days before the Minneapolis City Council will vote whether or not to make her the next police chief, members of the public and co-workers alike are having their say about Deputy Police Chief Janee Harteau.

11/28/2012

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First Phase Of One-Sort Recycling Begins In Mpls.

For Minneapolis residents, this is the moment they’ve been waiting for — for a long time.

11/08/2012

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Mpls. Mayor Rybak Proposes 1.7% Property Tax Increase

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is proposing a 1.7 percent property tax increase as part of his budget talks on Wednesday.

08/15/2012

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E.J. Henderson Joins Mayor’s Fight Against Illegal Guns

Former Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson will join Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak in his fight against illegal-gun violence in the city.

07/30/2012

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