Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges’ campaign has been running a budget deficit for more than half the year, according to an MPR News analysis of campaign finance reports filed earlier this month. The campaigns have reported their fundraising and expenditures through almost the end of August, and those data show Hodges’ campaign has been spending more Read more →
Archives for September 2013
St. Paul city officials are relieved preservationists haven’t yet rushed to the rescue of the downtown Macy’s building. But internal city emails also reveal there’s a case to be made for saving the structure from the wrecking ball. “There are folks who may push to have the building designated historic,” Planning and Economic Development Director Read more →
A design team led by New York-based James Corner Field Operations has been chosen to give Nicollet Mall a makeover.
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The size of the Minneapolis police department is emerging as an issue in the Minneapolis mayor’s race. At a debate Wednesday night at the Minneapolis Club, candidate and former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew called for an increase in the police force. But Andrew hasn’t decided how many officers he wants to add. “The police Read more →
An environmental non-profit has ranked the city of Minneapolis eighth in the country for energy efficiency, while offering suggestions to improve the city’s performance. Read more →
Poverty is climbing in St. Paul, and at a much higher rate than in the rest of the state. In the span of just about one decade — from 1999 to 2010 — 24,000 residents of the city fell into poverty. Today, the total number of St. Paulites living at or below the poverty line Read more →
Star Tribune editor Nancy Barnes is leaving the paper to lead the newsroom of the Houston Chronicle. Publisher Mike Klingensmith says the Star Tribune has begun a search for a replacement, and will consider both internal and external candidates. Barnes has led the Star Tribune’s newsroom for the past six years. In 2013, the paper Read more →
Minneapolis civic leaders expect to choose a firm Wednesday that will redesign Nicollet Mall.
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Officials are holding another public input session Tuesday night to gather ideas for redeveloping the old Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant.
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The Minneapolis mayor’s race lacks anything resembling a front-runner, according to the first public poll conducted in the contest. Less than two months before election day, no candidate musters more than a meager 16 percent of first-choice votes, the Star Tribune reports. City Council Member Don Samuels and former Council President Dan Cohen were tied Read more →