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.
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.
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.
Sixty-three same sex couples will legally marry at Minneapolis City Hall beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
In less than 24 hours, same-sex couples can legally get married in Minnesota. Some couples are not wasting any time. They are getting married at 12:01 Thursday morning. It will be a busy night both in Minneapolis and St. Paul as both cities have large events planned.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak plans to marry same-sex couples at City Hall the minute it becomes legal this summer, he said Thursday. Rybak said he will begin officiating weddings just after midnight on Aug. 1, and plans to marry 40 couples throughout the early morning.
On Wednesday afternoon the first Minneapolis mayoral candidate called it quits. Minneapolis councilman Gary Schiff has decided to drop out.
The mayors of 18cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it’s “time to test and evaluate approaches limiting” the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.
Democratic voters in Minneapolis got together this weekend to pick their preference for the city’s next mayor. They couldn’t reach a decision, but if the recent past is any indication, the next mayor of Minneapolis will be a DFLer. Of the 25 biggest U.S. cities, only Indianapolis and Fort Worth have Republican mayors.
Minneapolis’ Democratic convention has adjourned without any candidate getting the votes needed for the party’s endorsement for mayor in November. Former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew took an early lead at Saturday’s convention but wasn’t able to get the 60 percent of votes needed for the party’s nod. The pool of six candidates had been whittled down to Andrew and City Council member Betsy Hodges by late Saturday, when Hodges’ campaign told its delegates to leave for pizza it fed them outside.
Just a day after the new Vikings Stadium design was unveiled, a new redevelopment plan is in the works for the stadium’s backyard.
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.
With the snow falling in the metro, you’re more likely to hit a ski hill than a bike trail. Now, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared Friday Ski-To-Work-Day in the city.
Have a beer, help the economy? That seems to be the idea in some cities that have rushed to embrace craft brewers.
Kimberly Wencl wanted to know how they decide where the games will be played?