Six months after Mayor Betsy Hodges made the agenda the focus of her state of the city address, the once-ambitious plan is now a lot less ambitious.
Nobody wanted another stadium war — to have one city played off against another yet again. But five months after Minnesota was awarded an MLS franchise, that’s exactly what we’ve got.
Only after talking about new spending across city government — in public safety, housing, social programs and the arts (among others) — did Mayor Betsy Hodges mention taxes.
Commissioner Peter McLaughlin said the county is deeply involved in getting a soccer stadium built in Minneapolis: “I think we can do it,” he said. “We have to do it.”
Minnesota did not simply “decriminalize” trafficked youth but made a good faith effort to actually meet their needs so they did not need to return to selling sex for lack of other options.
St. Paul’s interest in hosting a Major League Soccer stadium didn’t begin after Minneapolis missed an alleged July 1 deadline — but at least two and a half months earlier.
Hodges today, Emmer tomorrow. We’re starting to post video excerpts from hilarious appearances on the MinnRoast stage.
Photos from the variety show featuring Gov. Mark Dayton, Rep. Tom Emmer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Betsy Hodges, Sen. Al Franken and more.
After promising to spend $150 million of their own money on a stadium, the team’s owners aren’t going to walk away over a few million bucks in taxes. So why even go there?
“There is no one in public life who wants to take him on,” says one longtime DFL insider of Morillo, a local union leader who describes himself as a “thug in pastels.”
It’s with pride that we announce Mayor Hodges will be returning to the Historic State Theatre stage on April 24 for this year’s MinnRoast fundraiser.
A look at the issues that drove the conversation about urban affairs and public policy in the Twin Cities in 2014.
If you don’t believe that Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was knowingly flashing a gang sign, then there is no story.
Minnesota SPJ hosted a public forum on the ethical issues raised by KSTP-TV’s “Pointergate” story at the University of Minnesota Monday night.
A proposal to reduce the property tax levy revealed that a city council often viewed as politically monolithic — 12 of the 13 members are DFLers — may not be.
Pointergate raised a host of important issues. So why has so much of the public conversation about those issues been done without actually conversing?
Most public interactions with the Minneapolis Police Department will now be recorded, Chief Janee Harteau told members of the city council.
The question is whether those social media efforts are a supplement for responding to media questions — or an alternative?
The MPD will begin a six-month field test as soon as mid-October.
First up, a new environmental impact statement — and, probably, a lawsuit.