Editorial Page Editor: Our 'Growing Minneapolis' series

  • Article by: SCOTT GILLESPIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 7, 2013 - 11:05 PM

In less than two months, Minneapolis voters will have a unique opportunity to shape the city’s future. For the first time in 20 years, they’ll choose a mayor from a ballot that does not include an incumbent.

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jbpaperSep. 7, 13 9:25 AM

Are these editorials going to provide frank, unbiased recommendations or just the usual politically correct ones?

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bluedevil101Sep. 7, 13 1:48 PM

The topic of highest concern is the high levels of violence in the city. What is the new mayor going to do to protect all citizens from the violence that is spreading. A baby this week was hit by a stray bullet. No comment from City Hall. No comment from the Governor. They have no ideas or clues. Which Democrat in this race is going to step forward with a plan to protect all of our fellow citizens? If I were African American, I would be demanding protection. Right now, there's deaf ears downtown and in the Governor's office.

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dtmonkeyboySep. 7, 13 3:23 PM

jbpaper...what seem like polically correct ideas to you seem simply like the correct ideas to others. Certainly people can disagree with any idea, however labeling an idea as politically correct is nothing more than trying to disparage the idea without actually arguing valid opposition to the ideas. Labels are a sneaky way of trying to shut the opposition up.

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dtmonkeyboySep. 7, 13 3:27 PM

Minneapolis lags behind some other cities because our state does not value the cities and often works as if the city is the enemy. when you go to Colorado or Massachusetts the people are so proud the the cities even if they don't live in them. The big cities are seen as a state Jewel. We view the Boundry Waters this way and the Lakes, but treat the city like it is a burden...even while the twin cities are by far the largest contributors to state Revenue.

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jdlellis1Sep. 8, 13 6:37 AM

The foundation for successful cities "require" three elements. 1-Safety/Security - Citizens must feel safe in their homes and as they go about daily activities. 2-Good Education - Families desire to have their children in schools which perform academically. 3-Solid Business Climate - Required in order to pay for "must" not "want" services required for the city. The problem with Minneapolis and to a lesser degree St. Paul, is the poor performance in safety/security and education. Thus people, especially families with children, will continue to migrate to or when moving to the Twin Cities, seek a suburban residence.

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