State law requires at least four judges, but the city plans to have seven at each of its 117 precincts.
Don Samuels defeats Not Sure in the 9th round of run-offing, 54% to 46%.
The mayor is remorseful about not having done more and earlier, and he’s worried that his successor won’t be brave enough or act with enough urgency.
Cam Winton argues Mark Andrew is too close to unions. Andrew’s campaign says he can unite labor and small business.
Hodges said she would work with educators to get help to struggling students and use the mayor’s office to assist in discussions.
High-profile candidates are upbeat about their chances in the remaining weeks — even those lagging in fundraising.
Todd Rapp, for example, believes that to really get the best kind of mandate to govern, the process has to end with voters choosing between only two finalists.
Yes. The mayor, experts say, sets the agenda and, with the bully pulpit, can lobby legislators, the business community and every other group.
He also calls for tighter gun-show rules and reporting of lost and stolen guns.
A crowded field of Minneapolis candidates and only three ranked choices make it likely the new mayor won’t garner a majority of all votes cast.
“Mayors need cities that have great schools,” said education activist Brian Sweeney. Mayors, he says, can have real influence on a district and its schools.
Filings close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, so there could be even more. And with ranked-choice voting, they’ll all be on the November ballot.
Thomas, perhaps the most progressive candidate in the race, had pushed hard on public education issues.
In 2009, the last time the city elected a mayor via ranked-choice voting, there were 11 candidates.
She wants the Met Council to hold off until “significant questions” about the project are answered.
He says late start won’t hurt because most voters haven’t made up their minds yet.
Mark Andrew called the idea “reckless and dangerous,” while Betsy Hodges said such a move strengthens the city’s negotiating position.
The debate over publicly owned gas and electrical utilities heats up Thursday with a public hearing.
Justice Rosalie Wahl remembered; Capitol renovations; new mosquito species; Bachmann clarification; and more.
“Beautiful Boulevards” would double the number of trees planted yearly by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board from the current 5,000 to 10,000.