Hodges takes over as Minneapolis mayor; Swearing-in ceremonies also planned in other cities

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 2, 2014 - 5:15 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — There's a new person in charge at Minneapolis City Hall.

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redeye12Jan. 2, 14 7:26 AM

Let the fun begin. It will be interesting to see the outcome of electing Hodges and watch her race to make Mpls even more liberal than it is today. In tandem with the new guy in NYC. Lefties unite to create their version of Utopia with other people's money. Good luck.

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mn2niceJan. 2, 14 8:17 AM

redeye12, are you possibly a sore loser? Sounds like it from your comment. The Republican Party had their chances, and every time they managed to royally mess things up. Under R.T.'s watch, Minneapolis became a thriving city which is on the move to becoming a more inclusive city. I would expect that Betsy Hodges will do the same.

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circleoflifeJan. 2, 14 8:19 AM

Sad day for Minneapolis

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irelandguyJan. 2, 14 8:36 AM

She can only be better than Rybak. She at least respected the will of the voters of Minneapolis by respecting the referendum requirment in the City of Minneapolis Charter. In so doing, she attempted to protect Minneapolis taxpayers against Zygi Wilf's stadium extortion scheme. Mayor Rybak's malfeasance will result in Mr. Wilf and his heirs being enriched at the expense of an entire generation of Minneapolis taxpayers.

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bannedmuggsJan. 2, 14 8:45 AM

redeye12, are you possibly a sore loser? Sounds like it from your comment. The Republican Party had their chances, and every time they managed to royally mess things up. Under R.T.'s watch, Minneapolis became a thriving city which is on the move to becoming a more inclusive city. I would expect that Betsy Hodges will do the same. ===================================== mn2nice - "Republican Party had their chances, and every time they managed to mess things up...". You understand that crime and poverty had its highest levels ever in Minneapolis (and across the country), right? You understand the Rybak and his Democrat handlers have you leveraged out generations. Sort of like Detroit (which interestingly was Democrats). "Thriving city on the move...". No statistics I could find prove your point. Can you assist? "More inclusive..." - only if you're a flaming liberal. If you have any other views, you're not welcome in Minneapolis. I do agree that Betsy Hodges will do the same, but two things, 1) she has to, because like Rybak, she's a puppet for Dayton and his people and, 2) its not good for the true citizens of Minneapolis that Ms. Hodges do the same. Hope, Change and Transparency in 2014 and 2016.

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billybillyJan. 2, 14 9:18 AM

I wish Betty the best. I moved downtown because of the Cities' progressive policies, but was very disappointed when the vote was denied the residents on the stadium issue. Betty's first priority would be to alleviate some of the damage from that decision, and a big step would to be working on getting Barbara Johnson out of the Council presidency.

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bart1959Jan. 2, 1410:57 AM

Well, we do have more beer breweries in the city than ever before. There ARE also more unaffordable restaurants than ever before. Heck, the LRT has even moved the packs of metal baton wielding 17 year old IPhone thiefs out to Bloomington (MOA). What's not to like?

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bullerfJan. 2, 1411:50 AM

The answer will be the same as it has always been - raise someone else's taxes. Socialism works great until you run out of the other people's money.

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monkeyplanetJan. 2, 1411:55 AM

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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jgmanciniJan. 2, 14 1:29 PM

"The answer will be the same as it has always been - raise someone else's taxes. Socialism works great until you run out of the other people's money."-------------Completely sick of this ridiculous talking point. How is it "other people's money"? She can't raise "someone else's taxes". She can only impact the people in her city, and she can't do it single-handedly anyway. If you don't like the way they do things in Minneapolis, spend your money somewhere else--maybe the 6th District. Problem solved.

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