Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak left the hospital today, three days after he had a heart attack while cross country skiing. Since entering the hospital Saturday, doctors at Abbott Northwestern Hospital performed two angioplasty procedures and inserted six stents. A statement from a spokesman says Rybak will be recuperating for the next couple of weeks, Read more

Corporations, law firms and other interest groups are bankrolling today’s inaugural celebration for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. In all, they contributed nearly $25,000 to the mayor’s inauguration fund. While businesses aren’t allowed to give money to candidates’ campaigns in Minnesota, there’s nothing stopping them from supporting inaugurals. Such funds aren’t subject to contribution limits Read more