The incumbent Gordon will face off with Charles Carlson, a University graduate student, in Ward 2. The rest of the Council is guaranteed to see some shakeup, as three incumbents won't be running for reelection.
In a move that would cut $151 million from the University of Minnesota’s state aid over the next two years, Gov. Tim Pawlenty proposed a cut Tuesday of more than 8 percent from state higher education for the upcoming 2010-11 biennium. The state faces a nearly $5 billion budget deficit, a number expected to grow in the coming months.