City Council Member Jacob Frey was confirmed as the winner of Minneapolis's mayoral race Wednesday. Frey claimed victory over Raymond Dehn in the fifth round of ranked-choice tabulation, with a total of 46,716. Dehn finished second with 34,971. Incumbent Betsy Hodges was eliminated after the forth round of tabulation.
Incumbent Ward 6 City Council Member Abdi Warsame took over 50 percent of the first-choice votes on Tuesday night, narrowly beating opponent Mohamud Noor, who took 47 percent.
Piff will open a second location across the street from its current business in November. The shop, located on 1506 Como Ave SE, opened three years ago and has since outgrown its location.
Amid the wide range of Asian-themed restaurants near campus, another is set to open in Southeast Como. Ramen Kazama, a Japanese soup shop, will open near the corner of 15th Ave SE and Como Ave SE by early December. The restaurant will likely face competition among the many Asian-style restaurants around the University of Minnesota.
The University of Minnesota unveiled an exhibit documenting the history of the transgender and gender non-conforming community on Thursday. The exhibit, titled “'In Their Own Words': The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project,” is on display at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. A celebration was held for the exhibit, which included an announcement about the project’s future.
A local housing developer has rebranded its business. CPM Companies officially changed its name to North Bay Companies on Oct. 1. Previous tenants of the developer believe the business rebranded to leave behind its negative history.
Dinkytown business owners and managers are voicing concern over a lack of surveillance in the neighborhood. Many owners say area nightlife can be unsafe for employees and customers due to inadequate security monitoring. Business owners are calling for the installation of more security cameras in response to the concerns.
The Dinkytown Business Alliance is struggling to bring new businesses into the fold. DBA has brought Dinkytown’s business owners together for the last 69 years, with a mission to “strengthen the business climate of the Dinkytown commercial area.” But the organization has seen declining interest from local businesses, with some disagreeing with the way it’s run.
On Tuesday, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission rejected plans for a 25-story apartment proposed for the University's Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.
A new Japanese restaurant is coming to Dinkytown, occupying the former space of Baldy’s BBQ. Ichiddo Ramen & BBQ, a Japanese restaurant offering authentic ramen and barbecue options, will open its doors in Dinkytown in November. Owner Tony Yang said he wants to introduce the University community to authentic Japanese cuisines.