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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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