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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Blois and John Williams tonight at 7:30 for the final Minneapolis Mayoral debate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants same-sex couples in Wisconsin to get married in Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.