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

Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges declared victory in the race to succeed outgoing mayor R.T. Rybak. Wednesday night after several rivals called her to concede. City election officials are still counting ballots, because of the city’s ranked choice voting system. Even so, Hodges sounded like she was transitioning to the mayor’s office. “Thank you Read more

Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges won such strong support from voters today in her campaign for mayor that her closest opponent, former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew, all but conceded. Hodges is leading the race with 36 percent of voters’ first-choice ballots, according to unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. That Read more