Fmr. Hennepin Co. Official Requests Leniency In Brutal Attack, Gets ItA teenager will avoid decades in jail at the request of the man she beat up. The 18 year-old woman used a baton to beat former Hennepin County Board Chair Mark Andrew after an accomplice stole his cell phone from a Starbucks at Mall of America.
Second Teen Charged With Assault On Mpls. Mayoral CandidateA second teenager accused of assaulting a former Minneapolis mayoral candidate has been charged Monday, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Seventeen-year-old Deea Leshawn Elliot was charged by juvenile petition with two counts of aggravated first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree assault for an attack on Mark Andrew, 63, at the Mall of America on Thursday. According to the criminal complaint, a young man grabbed Andrew’s iPhone from him in a Starbucks at the MOA. Andrew chased after the suspect, but was stopped by Elliot and 18-year-old Letajia Cutler Cain, who blocked the shop’s door.
Police: Mark Andrew Beaten After Getting iPhone Stolen At MOA StarbucksThe runner-up in the Minneapolis mayoral election is recovering after being robbed and brutally beaten Thursday night at the Mall of America
Betsy Hodges Wins Mpls. Mayoral RaceBetsy 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 Expected For Minneapolis MayorMore 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.
Hodges Celebrates As The Expected Next Mayor Of Mpls. More rounds of vote counting are underway 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 was still short Wednesday of the threshold needed to win.
Hodges Leads Minneapolis Mayoral RaceMinneapolis 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.
6 Mpls. Mayor Candidates Debated Crime, Street Cars & More With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.
34 Candidates In Minneapolis Mayoral Race ... And CountingThirty-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.
Mpls. Mayoral Candidate Jim Thomas Drops Out Of RaceThe 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.
State Fair Business Owner Runs For Mpls. MayorWith 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.
Mpls. Dems Adjourn Without Agreeing On Mayor PickMinneapolis' 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.