Editorial endorsements: Minneapolis Wards 1-4

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 28, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Reich, Gordon, Frey and Johnson can help Minneapolis prosper.

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clancywOct. 28, 1312:01 PM

Your reasoning to elect Kevin Reich over Mark Fox is that he has served one term already. You couldn't list an accomplishment he has done. SO we should elect him because he already know the way to city hall? That is pretty weak. Mark Fox has stronger ties to Ward 1 and will make decisions that will closely represent Ward 1 residents opinions.

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supervon2Oct. 28, 1312:02 PM

I see that the "progressive" mode of spending more money and increasing housing density is are the editorial boards priorities. However, if you check where THEY live it appears they have lavish surrounding and want the others to "buddy up" in an environment they would not accept.

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basia2186Oct. 28, 13 5:27 PM

What, if anything has Cam Gordon done? More density? Try driving down Cedar Avenue on the West Bank! Riverside Plaza? Huge boondoggle costing us millions in subsidies and police protection. A once vibrant, diverse community has turned into a 3rd world, non-english speaking slum. Less density on thecwest bank. Tear down that ugly warren of crime and government waste!

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Duney69Oct. 29, 13 3:38 PM

Really?? "Four-term incumbent Barbara Johnson, 64, faces DFLer Kris Brogan and Republican candidate Dan Niesen. Johnson is the best choice for her ward, and may again be the best choice to be elected president of the City Council. Her experience and expertise will be needed on a council sure to have several new members. She should use her position to advocate for progrowth ideas, such as riverfront redevelopment, that would not only benefit her north Minneapolis ward, but the city as a whole." Your endorsement is based on the fact she is a veteran? There is widespread change going on around the city and to leave Barb Johnson in office on the basis of what is in quotes above is ridiculous. Lowest in Economic Development, Highest in foreclosures, higher crime. This is what we have seen while she has been leading the city. Her record stands for itself. She has helped downtown, she has helped her friends in the unions to steal from the city to build a welfare stadium and with no vote by the people, but no real help for the ward she represents. Her "accomplishments" listed on her literature lists mostly improvements by the Minneapolis Park Board, it should be Jon Olsen getting the credit for those. The city has been aching to get ahold of the park board for years. Based on what we have seen in other departments lately, how long do you think our parks would last? She would sell them to the highest bidder. As for sticking around because the newbies need direction, she could not even work with her present council to convince them to do better by the Northside, how well do you think she will fare with the new members?

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