Data released today by the Minneapolis Elections Department show voters who supported Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges were far more likely to have selected a second-choice candidate than those who supported runner-up Mark Andrew. Read more →
Archives for November 2013
A pair of major road reconstruction projects in Arden Hills will open fully tonight. The new interchange at Ramsey County Road 96 and Highway 10 in Arden Hills will reopen overnight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation turned the intersection into an overpass, with County Road 96 running under the busy U.S. Highway. The roads have Read more →
The Minneapolis police officer involved in a crash that killed motorcyclist Ivan Romero Olivares will not face punishment.
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Police officers wear bulletproof vests because they face the very real possibility of being shot or stabbed while performing their jobs. But what about police dogs? Over the years, several Minneapolis police dogs have been seriously injured or killed on the job. In 2000, K-9 Sam was awarded the department’s Medal of Honor after he Read more →
A soon-to-be laid off worker at a hearing aid distributor allegedly took a little more severance than his employer bargained for: He”s charged with walking out with $1 million worth of products. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office charged the 56-year-old Bloomington man with stealing $1,069,275.09 worth of aids, parts and supplies from a Plymouth-based maker of Read more →
A coop of about 35 racing pigeons was stolen from a St. Paul yard Monday night or early Tuesday morning, according to St. Paul Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Paul Paulos. The pigeons were valued at about $1,000. “There were two coops there, and the owner feels that they [thieves] must’ve known what they were Read more →
St. Paul has elected its first Hmong-American city council member. Dai Thao is an information technology specialist who’s never run for office before. He won a special election against six other candidates on Monday after the ranked-choice vote count took place. Thao immigrated to the United States with his family 30 years ago. He was Read more →
Eleven Minnesota military veterans will add their accounts of wartime service to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project with the help of Paradigm Court Reporting and Captioning. Read more →
Two-term Minneapolis City Council member Diane Hofstede says voters favored fresh candidates over experience in Tuesday’s election. Hofstede was defeated by first-time candidate Jacob Frey, 32.
“There was a sense of anti-incumbency,” Hofstede said. “I really felt that there was a strong focus on youth versus abilities. And that seemed to be a strong point in the information that was conveyed during the campaign.” Read more →
Three full days after voters cast their ballots in the Minneapolis municipal elections, the results are in. Election workers finished tabulating the ranked-choice voting totals in seven remaining races on Friday evening. Read more →