The so-called Kahn Rule, named after former state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, requires Minneapolis to hold elections soon after the census-driven redistricting of City Council wards, and it changes a fundamental feature of city politics: that all city offices are on the ballot at the same time.
Seven suburbs across Hennepin and Ramsey counties also had mayoral elections Tuesday.
Supporters of keeping the city-organized system in place won in six of seven St. Paul wards.
On Tuesday, St. Paul voters favored the city’s coordinated trash system by nearly a 2-to-1 margin while also re-electing five City Council incumbents.
As the Minneapolis City Council prepares to finalize the city’s budget, the data are expected to be part of the debate over police staffing.
On Tuesday, voters across the Twin Cities will be weighing in on several ballot measures while also choosing mayors and City Council members in several cities.
Both counties are aggressively replacing four-lane street designs with a three-lane concept, where turning traffic takes up a center lane.
The St. Paul trash debate is shaping up to be the hot political debate of 2019.
The strike provided the opportunity for public acquisition of the company and dramatic service improvements.
Nicole Frethem and former state Rep. Randy Jessup are running for board’s District 1 seat.
The sheriff’s office says it will launch the first phase of the body camera use this year. Before January 2020, it wants to outfit 148 deputies with the technology across various divisions.
The cuts come amid increase strain on the county’s human services budget.
On Wednesday, partly in response to developers’ concerns, the research firm working for the city of Minneapolis released revised recommendations for the proposed policy.
Though the number of families seeking emergency shelter in Hennepin County has decreased, other groups — such as single women — face a shortage of beds.
Let’s not call it a “Trump bump.”
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, better known as CURA, is not your typical academic operation, content to provide data and agnostic about how the information is used. CURA wants to change things.
Every incumbent on the council is being challenged by at least one “Vote No” candidate, many of whom feel the trash-collection controversy reveals the need for fresh blood at City Hall.
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