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1 Year On, Some Victims Of Mpls. Apt. Explosion Still Homeless

The cause of a deadly New Year’s Day fire in Minneapolis remains a mystery one year later. Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured when the explosion and fire ripped through an apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

01/01/2015

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Behind The Ballot: Should The Minneapolis Election Filing Fee Increase?

We all watched as dozens of people signed up to become mayor of Minneapolis in 2013.

Now, Minneapolis voters are faced with the question on Tuesday’s ballot of whether the Minneapolis Charter Commission should increase its filing fee.

11/03/2014

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Officials Break Ground On Downtown East Project

A major downtown development project broke ground in Minneapolis Tuesday. It is what’s known as the Downtown East Project. It will cost $400 million and promises to grow five blocks near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

05/13/2014

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4 Weeks After Heart Attack, Rybak Skis In Loppet

As the lights glistened on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, skiers took part in a celebration of Minnesota winter. Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was ready to slip on his ski boots. You would never know his last ski trip was almost his very last. “I did come a little closer to not being here than I’d probably ever want to,” Rybak said. On Jan. 7, Rybak was skiing in Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis when he suffered a major heart attack.

02/01/2014

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Rybak: I Had More Heart Damage At Prom

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is taking to the internet to say “thank you,” and share he’s healthier than he has been in years. Rybak suffered a heart attack two weeks ago after cross-country skiing. In his RyBlog, he joked he has no permanent damage, unless you count the shirt they cut off of him.

01/18/2014

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1-13-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is R.T. Rybak a possible running mate for Mark Dayton in 2014? Click the link to find out by listening to The Morning Take.

01/13/2014

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Former Mpls. Mayor R.T. Rybak Released From Hospital

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was released from the hospital Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.

01/07/2014

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Rybak Undergoes Second Heart Procedure

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak successfully underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to remove a blockage from an artery. He’s recovering from a life-threatening heart attack which he suffered Saturday after cross-country skiing for nearly eight miles. Before Monday’s procedure, the former mayor continued his light-hearted banter on Twitter, posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, framed as a GQ magazine cover.

01/06/2014

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1-6-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Former Mayor R.T. Rybak suffers a heart attack….Blois Olson updates on The Morning Take

01/06/2014

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Fmr. Mayor Rybak Recovering After Heart Attack

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is doing well and in good spirits one day after his heart attack. He looks like he’s feeling much better and apparently still has his sense of humor.

01/05/2014

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Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is recovering in the hospital Saturday afternoon after suffering chest pains while cross-country skiing. According to officials at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Rybak had completed 7.7 miles of skiing at Theodore Wirth Park with his wife before complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath. The former mayor was taken by ambulance to Abbot at 1 p.m., where he underwent an angioplasty and received two stents. Officials say he is currently resting. Rybak was upbeat when he tweeted two and a half hours after being admitted.

01/04/2014

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Hodges Takes Over As New Minneapolis Mayor

There’s a new person in charge at Minneapolis City Hall. Democrat Betsy Hodges took her oath Thursday as the new mayor, taking over as longtime Mayor R.T. Rybak moves on. The former Democratic city council member won election in November.

01/02/2014

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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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Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.

12/25/2013

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Dayton Adds New Top Aide To Minn. Staff

A new senior staff member will join the Minnesota governor’s office after her current boss, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, completes his final term.

12/18/2013

First Democratically Elected President of South Africa Nelson Mandela

Public Memorial For Mandela Saturday In St. Paul

A public memorial service for Nelson Mandela will be held Saturday in St. Paul. The memorial for the late South African leader and anti-apartheid fighter will begin at 1 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Paul.

12/12/2013

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Betsy Hodges Wins Mpls. Mayoral Race

Betsy Hodges, a Democratic member of the Minneapolis City Council, emerged as the winner of the race for mayor of Minnesota’s largest city Thursday night. Hodges received the most votes of the 35 candidates in Tuesday’s race but fell shy of an outright majority. Minneapolis uses ranked-choice voting, which allows people to make up to three choices of candidates on their ballots. Ballots are reassigned as candidates are deemed out of contention.

11/07/2013

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More Vote Counting Expected For Minneapolis Mayor

More vote counting is expected at Minneapolis City Hall as the state’s largest city looks to crown a new mayor. Democratic City Council member Betsy Hodges held a wide lead but there was still not a final vote Thursday morning.

11/07/2013

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35 Candidates Vie To Be Next Minneapolis Mayor

Voters in Minneapolis are now choosing their next mayor from a crowded candidate field. Tuesday is an odd-year Election Day in Minnesota, which mostly means city races. The most-watched contest is the race to succeed outgoing Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.

11/05/2013

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Mpls. Voters To Meet New Voting Method And Longest Ballot In City History

Tuesday is Election Day across Minnesota. Voters will go to the polls to elect mayors and city councils and vote on school referenda. But all eyes are on Minneapolis, where voters must select a mayor from the largest group of candidates in city history. They’ll use a new voting method called ranked-choice voting.

11/04/2013

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Mayor R.T. Rybak To Lead Generation Next

We now know what Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will do after his term is up. He is going to be the head of Generation Next.

10/30/2013

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10-29-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Join Blois and John Williams tonight at 7:30 for the final Minneapolis Mayoral debate.

10/29/2013

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WCCO Radio Hosting Minneapolis Mayoral Debate Tonight

One week from Tuesday is Election Day as voters in Minneapolis will pick their next mayor. The city’s current leader, R.T. Rybak, is not seeking re-election. That’s partly why there are so many people running this year.

10/29/2013

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Minneapolis Confronts Chaotic Race For Mayor

The next mayor of Minneapolis might be one of two City Council members. It could be one of two former City Council presidents, or a former county commissioner. Or maybe it will be Captain Jack Sparrow. Or the hairy dude who comes striding out of a lake in an online campaign video, points at the camera and promises to stop visiting strip clubs if he’s elected.

10/28/2013

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Design Firm Selected To Redo Nicollet Mall

A design concept has been selected for a proposed revamping of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The City and the Minneapolis Downtown Council have picked James Corner Field Operations to redesign the Mall.

09/19/2013

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