The already-crowded field of candidates running for Minneapolis mayor is getting even bigger. Dan Cohen, who also ran for mayor back in 1969, announced Tuesday he’s making a second attempt. Cohen is a member of the city’s planning and charter commissions. If elected mayor, Cohen says he would push for a downtown casino. He says Read more →
Amid the flurry of high profile measures, the Legislature made it tougher to steal a car this spring. That’s in response to a rash of brazen car thefts in the summer of 2011: tow trucks were snatching working cars off the streets in St. Paul and taking them to metal recyclers and scrapping them on Read more →
Tim Nelson reports this morning that St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman is issuing a proclamation temporarily renaming the city’s landmark Wabasha Street Freedom Bridge the “Wabasha Street Freedom to Marry Bridge.” The executive order comes as the state Senate is preparing to vote to make same sex marriage legal in the state, just days after Read more →
It looks like anyone with $20 to spare will be able to get his or her name on the ballot in Minneapolis this year. The $20 filing fee to run for city offices has been in effect since 1967, and a proposal to increase it lacks the unanimous support it needs, council aide Robin Garwood Read more →
The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis clashed over how the city should respond to complaints against the police department at their last scheduled debate before precinct caucuses April 16.
Tim Holden is currently the sole challenger to St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman, who announced yesterday he’s seeking a third term.
A request to boost the budget for this year’s Minneapolis election has received a thumbs-down from the city’s finance department.
Minneapolis City Council Member Diane Hofstede and her challenger, attorney Jacob Frey, face off in their only scheduled debate before DFLers decide which of them — if either — to endorse.
The City of St. Paul is prepared to pay more than $400,0000 to buy back a parking lot it sold seven years ago for less than half that much.
The DFL has controlled the Minneapolis mayor’s office for more than 30 years, but Cam Winton hopes to break that streak.