Brian Arola

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Bills to prevent parking, driving in bike lanes in final stages

  Bicycling advocates in Minneapolis and across the country often say they want more of their share of the roads, and pro-bicycling legislation at the state Capitol could help grant that wish. Two bills in the transportation omnibus currently being discussed in conference committee would prohibit cars from driving and parking in bike lanes.


Frey wins DFL nod for University area seat

  Jacob Frey won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s endorsement for Minneapolis City Council on Saturday, but the former Team USA runner’s path to City Hall isn’t without hurdles. Frey grabbed the 3rd Ward DFL endorsement after incumbent Diane Hofstede withdrew from consideration, citing flaws in the caucus system and vowing to continue her campaign.


Frey grabs endorsement, Hofstede still running

  Jacob Frey won the 3rd Ward DFL endorsement for Minneapolis City Council Saturday after incumbent Diane Hofstede withdrew from consideration, citing flaws in the system. Frey, in between hugs from an onslaught of supporters after receiving the party’s backing, said he was thrilled to receive the endorsement with more than 70 percent of the vote.


Frey grabs endorsement, Hofstede still running

  Jacob Frey won the 3rd Ward DFL endorsement for Minneapolis City Council Saturday after incumbent Diane Hofstede withdrew from consideration, citing flaws in the system. Frey, in between hugs from an onslaught of supporters after receiving the party’s backing, said he was thrilled to receive the endorsement with more than 70 percent of the vote.


City rooftops could ‘bee’ buzzing

Rooftops across Minneapolis could soon be buzzing with a recently approved Minneapolis City Council ordinance to make beekeeping easier in the city. Under the new changes, proposed by City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman and passed earlier this month, beekeepers will be able to install beehives on the rooftops of buildings taller than one story without needing approval from nearby property owners.


Mpls. summit promotes bike safety

Minneapolis bike leaders gathered Monday at the Commons Hotel near the University of Minnesota to show off strides the city has taken to promote bicycling, as well as to hear from representatives from across the nation on ways to improve safety. The second annual Midwest Regional Bicycle Safety Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, included panels on bicycling education, planning and how to increase the number of people biking. Monday’s summit came as Minnesota legislators are considering giving bicyclists more rights on the road.


Campus hotel hosts bike safety summit

  Bicycling enthusiasts got off the roads and into ballrooms Monday to discuss bike safety at the Commons Hotel on campus. The U.S. Department of Transportation event, in its second year, included panels on bicycling education and planning, and drew biking representatives from across the country.


Unopposed, Gordon has ‘time to plan’

  While many Minneapolis City councilmembers are sweating out the election cycle, Cam Gordon is resting a little  more easily these days. That’s the luxury of having no formal opposition in his bid for re-election to the 2nd Ward Council seat. Gordon, whose ward covers most of the University of Minnesota area and a few surrounding neighborhoods, is the only unchallenged councilmember in this year’s elections.


Frey, Hofstede vie for DFL support

University of Minnesota students overwhelmingly supported Jacob Frey to be their next city councilman Tuesday night at the DFL precinct caucuses near campus. Minneapolis City Councilwoman Diane Hofstede and her challenger Frey were looking to grab delegates and support Tuesday in hopes of securing their party’s endorsement in early May.


Caucuses to kick off for Mpls. City Council

City Council hopefuls in Minneapolis have had Tuesday circled on their calendars for a long time. That marks caucus night for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Minneapolis. Around 7 p.m., constituents of wards across the city will discuss local policy and nominate delegates for endorsements to city positions. Delegates then go on to the DFL convention to vote on which candidates should receive the party’s endorsement.