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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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Dayton, Rybak Sound Off On Minn. Orchestra Dispute

As the lockout of musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra nears a year in duration, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak say it’s time for the sides to bury any grudges and return to the bargaining table for face-to-face talks.

09/19/2013

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Rybak Points Out Flaws, Possibilities For Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak walked backwards down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, stopping to promote both the finer points and the not so finer points of the historic street.

09/10/2013

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Minneapolis Mayor Brings Gay Marriage Pitch To Wis.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants same-sex couples in Wisconsin to get married in Minnesota.

09/09/2013

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Mpls. Traffic Expected To Improve With Upgraded System

It’s one of the most common complaints from anyone driving downtown: timing the traffic lights to get a string of greens is a bit like hitting the lottery. But for anyone rushing between appointments or trying to get home after a long day at the office, shaving minutes off the daily commute is a payoff worth every penny.

09/03/2013

Fund Set Up For Family Of 1st Somali-American Elected To Public Office In Minn.

A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Hussein Samatar, the first Somali elected to public office in Minnesota, who passed away over the weekend after a long struggle with leukemia.

08/29/2013

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34 Candidates In Minneapolis Mayoral Race … And Counting

Thirty-four people and counting want to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and thanks to the city’s ongoing experiment with an alternative voting system, they all have a shot. Minnesota’s largest city is picking its first new leader in 12 years.

08/13/2013

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Mpls. Mayoral Candidate Jim Thomas Drops Out Of Race

The race of contenders to take over as mayor of Minneapolis just got one more name smaller after Jim Thomas announced he is suspending his bid. Thomas said he is now backing Mark Andrew to take over the office.

08/12/2013

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State Fair Business Owner Runs For Mpls. Mayor

With just three months left before the election, the number of people vying for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s job is growing. Mark Andrew formally filed for office this morning. The Democrat is a life-long Minneapolis resident and owns two State Fair businesses. He also founded a company that helps make businesses environmentally sustainable. Andrew also served 16 years on the Hennepin County Board.

08/05/2013

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