Tag Archives | 2017 elections

How the 2017 Ward 3 Election in Minneapolis Foreshadows Our Local Political Future

Every Monday, I listen to the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast where editors and reporters dive into the week’s news and trends through a data-driven lens. On April 8, the group discussed Clare Malone’s fascinating feature story, “A Tale of Two Suburbs,” about how race and class is dividing cities’ political geography. The podcast discussion focused on […]

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Podcast #108: The 2017 Minneapolis Mayoral Forum on Sustainable and Equitable Transportation

The podcast this week is a special one. Just like we did four years ago, streets.mn co-hosted a forum with candidates running to be the mayor of Minneapolis. This is a recording that hour-and a half long conversation, which was moderated by Freddy Bell and featured four candidates for mayor: Raymond Dehn, Jacob Frey, Tom […]

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Sunday Summary – October 15, 2017

A light week here on streets.mn as we cruise toward Minneapolis and Saint Paul elections, Halloween, and mittens. Check out our events calendar for things to do around the metro related to transportation and land use from tours to lectures to meetings. Big ideas Eric Saathoff considers The Next Chapter for Seeger Square which is now […]

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What the Minneapolis Election Means for Urbanism

Minneapolis has several high-profile political races that could push the city in a more progressive and urbanist direction. Mayor Betsy Hodges, the incumbent, has drawn a wealth of challengers even though she has overseen some policy successes in her first term. Since all 13 councilmembers are up for reelection, many council seats could change hands. […]

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Sunday Summary – August 27, 2017

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is now in full swing (and still time to get there for my favorite Stock Dog Trials tomorrow starting at 9), it is back to school time, and early voting for Minneapolis and Saint Paul elections starts in only a few weeks. Here’s the week on streets.mn: Join us You’re Invited […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Captain Jack Sparrow

The first mayoral candidate to submit responses to our survey is Captain Jack Sparrow What do you believe is the most significant land use and/or transportation issue facing Minneapolis in the next 5 years and how do you hope to address it in office? I think that spending on the Southwest Light Rail project is […]

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Sunday Summary – April 2, 2017

Welcome to April!  Today we’re back to business here at streets.mn, but April Fools’ Day did happen here at streets.mn with posts (National Park-In Protest and Neighbors Embrace New Oil Refinery for Ford Site) where humor helps highlight the issues important at streets.mn. This week, the Minneapolis DFL holds caucuses for Minneapolis Mayor and City Council […]

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Where the Minneapolis DFL Candidates Stand on Housing

It’s election season in the Twin Cities, and Minneapolis, among other cities, will elect City Council Members and a Mayor this year. While the general election isn’t until November, the city’s dominant Democratic Farmer-Labor party will begin its endorsement process next week. The party endorses through a caucus process, and their website has information on the location and […]

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