Council Member Elizabeth Glidden is challenging Barbara Johnson for the council presidency, a position Johnson has held for the last eight years. Glidden's bid is being fueled by a group of newly elected council members.
The Dec. 18 farewell party will include a variety of musical acts, including DJ Shannon Blowtorch from the local hip-hop group Grrrl Prty, and Dave Simonett from Duluth band Trampled by Turtles. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
You can't see movie stars at the Block E multiplex in downtown Minneapolis anymore, but basketball stars may soon take their place.
John Stiles, a close aide to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, will serve as chief of staff to incoming mayor Betsy Hodges.
It took Minneapolis two days to determine Betsy Hodges had won the mayor's race. Winston Chang wrote a program that figured it out in a little more than two seconds.
Leaders from Minnesota's Somali community say they've raised more than $100,000 to provide food, clothing, medical care and livestock to those affected by a tropical cyclone earlier this month in Somalia.
Massage therapists operating in Minneapolis would need city licenses under a proposal moving through the City Council.
St. Paul police believe the man and woman stole about a dozen instruments over the last few weeks.
If you get pulled over for speeding in Minnesota, it's increasingly likely the police officer will give you a choice: Pay the ticket, or take a safe driving class. A new state auditor's report, though, says there's a problem with these programs: They're illegal.
St. Paul has elected its first Hmong-American City Council member. Dai Thao beat six other candidates to fill out the term of Melvin Carter, who stepped down earlier this year.
Minneapolis' election this year was the first major test of ranked-choice voting in Minnesota and the first time it came into play in a hotly contested mayor's race. So far, most of the reviews are good, even though the ballots haven't all been tallied.
Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges has declared victory in the race to become the city's next mayor. Votes are still being tabulated, because of the city's complicated ranked-choice voting system, but Hodges says her main opponents have called her to concede.
Council Member Betsy Hodges has a strong lead among first-choice votes, but under the city's ranked-choice voting system, second- and third-choice votes also come into play.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Curtis Gilbert, who explained ranked-choice voting, and the long ballot with 35 candidates on it in Minneapolis.
This is the most hotly contested mayor's race Minneapolis has seen in 20 years. The eight leading candidates met for the last time before Tuesday's election in a debate that ended with "Kumbaya."