A Minneapolis City Council committee has turned down a $185,000 subsidy for the Midtown Global Market requested by outgoing Mayor RT Rybak. 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 →
Counting continues Friday for the remaining Minneapolis City Council seats that have not yet declared an unofficial winner. 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 →
Results from Election Day are coming into focus — Betsy Hodges holds a commanding lead in the Minneapolis mayor’s race — and so is the reaction to ranked-choice voting. About 40 percent of voters went to the polls in Minneapolis. City election officials say that’s more than the last two mayoral elections, and on par 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 City Council race in Minneapolis’ Ninth Ward pits a socialist against a DFL-endorsed candidate who would be the first Latina to serve on the council, and four other candidates. Read more →