Minneapolis City Council member Betsy Hodges is the early leader in the race to be the next mayor of Minnesota’s largest city. Hodges led comfortably Tuesday night as returns were nearly complete, but the city’s ranked-choice voting system meant no winner was expected to be declared until Wednesday at the earliest.
On Tuesday next week — Election Day — voters in Minneapolis will head to the polls to choose a new mayor and a new city council. But the process of counting the votes and declaring a winner in the mayor’s race is likely to be a lot more complicated than in years past — that’s because of the huge number of candidates and ranked-choice voting.
St. Paul will once again be transformed into a man-made ice track as the Red Bull Crashed Ice prepares for a return visit to the state’s capital.
Organizers of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northern Minnesota have canceled the event scheduled for January 2014. Race director Pat Olson says organizers need time to re-evaluate interest in the marathon and raise more money.
A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
With 35 candidates, the Mayor’s race in Minneapolis is so crowded that candidates have complained about not being invited to candidate forums and being ignored by the news media.
The CBS competition series is back for its 23rd installment, with 11 new teams embarking on a race around the world for a chance at winning $1 million.
The Twins’ ballpark was busy this morning — hours before their afternoon game. It was the “finish line” for Fifteen’s 5k, hosted by Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha. Perkins wears jersey No. 15. The race started at the Metrodome and ended 3.2 miles later at home plate at Target Field, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Saturday’s 5K was a run that carried a much deeper meaning than exercise. The “5K for Dani J” race was for Danielle Jelinek, who was found dead near her boyfriend Aaron Schnagl’s home in May. Schnagl’s in jail on drug charges. The event had her name all over it — from the fast tunes to the footwork.
So many of you were looking to listen again to the discussion with Peter Bell on WCCO. Thanks for listening to us on your drive home!
It’s unclear whether the Milwaukee man accused of gunning down the teenage neighbor whom he accused of burglary will testify on his own behalf. Seventy-six-year-old John Henry Spooner is accused of killing Darius Simmons last year outside their homes.
With jury selection complete, opening statements are set to begin in the trial of a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man charged with gunning down a 13-year-old black neighbor whom he suspected of stealing.
In the coming weeks and months you will hear more about one of the most unusual elections in Minnesota history — the November 2013 Minneapolis mayor’s race. It’s going to be different because the person who comes in first may not be the winner in the end.
A conservative Minnesota State Senator is the latest candidate to jump into the 2014 race for Governor. Lakeville Republican Dave Thompson officially entered the race today promising as Governor to “get out of the way” of business.
State Sen. Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year. Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.