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R.T. Rybak

Mar 31, 2016

On the Bookshelf: Rybak tells his story, ‘for better or worse’

In autobiography, former Minneapolis mayor reflects on joys, sorrows of his tenure

Jun 11, 2014

Smith: Reinventing school ‘ecosystems’ the Harvard way

A paper published by the Harvard Business School describes a growing national “Strive Together” network founded on the belief that educational outcomes could improve by addressing a child's nutritional, medical, and social needs in addition to what the school district alone provides.

Jun 9, 2014

The Capitol Note: GOP governor candidates disagree on method to ditch MNsure

Republican candidates for governor are unified in disliking MNsure, but each candidate has taken a different tack in criticizing the exchange.

Apr 9, 2014

Kahn, Noor gird for House 60B primary

A deadlocked convention pushes DFL contest between Mohamud Noor and Rep. Phyllis Kahn to the August election.

Apr 5, 2014

Convention deadlocks as contentious Kahn-Noor race heads to primary

Mohamud Noor, a Somali activist, blocked an endorsement at the DFL Senate District 60 convention on Saturday in a competitive state House race that’s pitted the growing political power of Minneapolis’ East African community against Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s more than 40 years of experience winning her way back to the Legislature.

Mar 17, 2014

The Capitol Note: House targets include tax cuts, education and capital investment spending

House Majority Leader Erin Murphy said the budget plan would "build on our historic investments in education.

Mar 14, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton still hopeful for medical marijuana deal

Dayton met with a group of 11 medical marijuana activists at the governor’s mansion.

Feb 4, 2014

Dayton taps chief of staff Tina Smith as re-election running mate

In a statement that accompanied the announcement, Dayton described Smith as "the best administrator with whom I have ever worked."

Feb 4, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton to announce running mate choice

The latest conventional wisdom points to chief of staff Tina Smith as the odds-on favorite.

Dec 19, 2013

The Capitol Note: New MNsure head apologizes, promises improvements

MNsure board chair Brian Beutner told reporters that he was sad to see Todd-Malmlov leave.

Dec 12, 2013

The Capitol Note: Dayton voices frustration over MNsure

Dayton said the existing "operational problems" worry him, and are the kind of hitches that should have been worked out some time ago.

Nov 6, 2013

Key lawmaker skeptical of Nicollet Mall bonding request

Downtown Minneapolis is no stranger to battles at the state Legislature when it comes to major economic development projects. City officials and boosters fought hard at the state Capitol in 2012 to get legislation passed for a new publicly owned stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

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