The average Minneapolis homeowner will save about $3 on next year’s property tax bill, thanks to some modest budget cuts approved Monday by the Minneapolis City Council. Opponents mockingly call it the “latte levy.” Read more →
Minneapolis City Councilman-elect Abdi Warsame says his election will mark a turning point for the city’s Somali-American community.
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An election in which three candidates in their 30s won Minneapolis City Council races made it clear that the city’s demographics are changing, and voters want younger, newer and more diverse representation. On Tuesday, Jacob Frey, 32, defeated two-term incumbent Diane Hofstede in Ward 3, and Lisa Bender, 35, defeated first-term City Council Member Meg Read more →
Minneapolis voters unseated three incumbent City Council members in today’s elections, guaranteeing that a majority of the 13-member council will be new members. Read more →
In his first run for elective office, Abdi Warsame won the race to represent Ward 6 on the Minneapolis City Council, soundly defeating incumbent Robert Lilligren, who was the first and only Native American city council member. In winning the seat, Warsame became the first Somali-American elected to the council, just seven years after arriving Read more →
In the Sixth Ward of Minneapolis, DFL-endorsed candidate Abdi Warsame is running against Council Member Robert Lilligren. If elected, Abdi Warsame would be the first American of Somali descent to serve at that level of government in the United States. Read more →
The DFL Party may be a powerful force in Minneapolis politics, but it’s not powerful enough to force incumbent city council members to abandon their re-election efforts. Council Member Meg Tuthill announced today she’s restarting her campaign, which she suspended in April after the DFL endorsed her challenger, political newcomer Lisa Bender. Bender was one Read more →