Spencer Cronk, who has led the State Department of Administration since 2011, got the nod Tuesday as Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nominee for city coordinator. The coordinator oversees the city’s finance, human resources, information technology and communications departments. Also under the coordinator are such disparate services as animal control, emergency management and lobbying. The Department of 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