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mayor frey to back fire chief freutel for reappointment


after months of speculation over who will be minneapolis' next fire chief, mayor jacob frey has decided to back current chief john fruetel for another term.frey said in an interview monday that his staff talked with other candidates, but said that was only because he'd received misinformation that freutel, who's 65, had reached mandatory-retirement age. frey said he changed course back to freutel after learning that wasn't the case."just listen to chief fruetel talk about the city for 30 seconds," frey said. "it's clear that he loves the city of minneapolis, and the city loves him back."fruetel, a career firefighter, has been on the ground for some of minneapolis' most worst emergencies in recent memory: the 35w bridge collapse, the 2011 north side tornado and the minnehaha academy explosi






mayor frey to back fire chief fruetel for reappointment


after months of speculation over who will be minneapolis' next fire chief, mayor jacob frey has decided to back current chief john fruetel for another term.frey said in an interview monday that his staff talked with other candidates, but said that was only because he'd received misinformation that fruetel, who's 65, had reached mandatory retirement age. frey said he changed course back to fruetel after learning that wasn't the case."just listen to chief fruetel talk about the city for 30 seconds," frey said. "it's clear that he loves the city of minneapolis, and the city loves him back."fruetel, a career firefighter, has been on the ground for some of minneapolis' worst emergencies in recent memory: the 35w bridge collapse, the 2011 north side tornado and the minnehaha academy explosion th






minneapolis mayor frey hires new chief of staff


minneapolis mayor jacob frey has hired a new chief of staff after losing his first one to a run for congress.gia vitali, a deputy assistant commissioner at the minnesota department of human services, will help frey run his mayor’s office, frey said tuesday. joe radinovich, frey’s campaign manager and chief of staff, is stepping down to run to replace retiring dfl u.s. rep. rick nolan in northeastern minnesota. radinovich is a former iron range state legislator.vitali, who has worked as a staffer for dflers u.s. rep. betty mccollum and sen. amy klobuchar, will start in the job march 5.“local government impacts people’s lives directly — and i know that the city of minneapolis is positioned to be a vehicle for positive change,” vitali said in a statement. “mayor frey and i share that vision a






minneapolis mayor frey hires new chief of staff


minneapolis mayor jacob frey has hired a new chief of staff after losing his first one to a run for congress.gia vitali, a deputy assistant commissioner at the minnesota department of human services, will help frey run his mayor's office, frey said tuesday. joe radinovich, frey's campaign manager and chief of staff, is stepping down to run to replace retiring dfl u.s. rep. rick nolan in northeastern minnesota. radinovich is a former iron range state legislator.vitali, who has worked as a staffer for dflers u.s. rep. betty mccollum and sen. amy klobuchar, will start in the job march 5."local government impacts people's lives directly — and i know that the city of minneapolis is positioned to be a vehicle for positive change," vitali said in a statement. "mayor frey and i share that vision a






minneapolis mayor frey hires new chief of staff


minneapolis mayor jacob frey has hired a new chief of staff after losing his first one to a run for congress.gia vitali, a deputy assistant commissioner at the minnesota department of human services, will help frey run his mayor’s office, frey said tuesday. joe radinovich, frey’s campaign manager and chief of staff, is stepping down to run to replace retiring dfl u.s. rep. rick nolan in northeastern minnesota. radinovich is a former iron range state legislator.vitali, who has worked as a staffer for dflers u.s. rep. betty mccollum and sen. amy klobuchar, will start in the job march 5.“local government impacts people’s lives directly — and i know that the city of minneapolis is positioned to be a vehicle for positive change,” vitali said in a statement. “mayor frey and i share that vision a






mpls. mayor nominates civil rights director for another term


mayor jacob frey said he plans to nominate minneapolis department of civil rights director velma korbel for reappointment, calling her a “tough leader” who deserves to stay on the job despite complaints about her leadership.frey had planned to include korbel in his first round of nominations a month ago, but pulled her name for further review after the star tribune reported about problems with a city hotline designed to crack down on hate crimes. an ex-employee said korbel terminated her in november after she raised concerns that the hotline was poorly planned and misled callers from outside the city whose complaints were not investigated.frey spent the past month looking into allegations against korbel, and believes her full record is worthy of her continuing as the leader of the departme






mpls. mayor to nominate civil rights director for another term


mayor jacob frey said he plans to nominate minneapolis department of civil rights director velma korbel for reappointment, calling her a “tough leader” who deserves to stay on the job despite complaints about her leadership.frey had planned to include korbel in his first round of nominations a month ago, but pulled her name for further review after the star tribune reported about problems with a city hotline designed to crack down on hate crimes. an ex-employee said korbel terminated her in november after she raised concerns that the hotline was poorly planned and misled callers from outside the city whose complaints were not investigated.frey spent the past month looking into allegations against korbel, and believes her full record is worthy of her continuing as the leader of the departme






mpls. mayor to nominate civil rights director for another term


mayor jacob frey said he plans to nominate minneapolis department of civil rights director velma korbel for reappointment, calling her a “tough leader” who deserves to stay on the job despite complaints about her leadership.frey had planned to include korbel in his first round of nominations a month ago but pulled her name for further review after the star tribune reported problems with a city hotline designed to crack down on hate crimes. an ex-employee said korbel terminated her in november after she raised concerns that the hotline was poorly planned and misled callers from outside the city whose complaints were not investigated.frey spent the past month looking into allegations against korbel and believes her full record is worthy of her continuing as the leader of the department, he s






mpls. mayor to nominate civil rights director for another term


mayor jacob frey said he plans to nominate minneapolis department of civil rights director velma korbel for reappointment, calling her a “tough leader” who deserves to stay on the job despite complaints about her leadership.frey had planned to include korbel in his first round of nominations a month ago but pulled her name for further review after the star tribune reported problems with a city hotline designed to crack down on hate crimes. an ex-employee said korbel terminated her in november after she raised concerns that the hotline was poorly planned and misled callers from outside the city whose complaints were not investigated.frey spent the past month looking into allegations against korbel and believes her full record is worthy of her continuing as the leader of the department, he s






r.t. rybak to help lead jacob frey's transition to minneapolis mayor's office


mayor-elect jacob frey on wednesday announced his transition team and key staff appointments as he prepares to take office jan. 2.former minneapolis mayor r.t. rybak, northside achievement zone ceo sondra samuels and minneapolis regional labor federation president chelsie glaubitz gabiou will lead the transition. they will help frey set up a policy operation, set up a new mayor’s office and plan the inauguration, which is jan. 8.“a smooth transition of leadership benefits not just the mayor-elect but the entire city of minneapolis,” rybak, the president of the minneapolis foundation, said in a statement. “we’re all excited to support jacob and his strong vision for minneapolis through our work on this team.”frey’s campaign manager, former dfl state rep. joe radinovich, will be his chief of






weight of mayor's office soon to fall on jacob frey's shoulders


minneapolis mayor-elect jacob frey ducked out of a city council meeting earlier this month and left city hall with his new entourage — a recently hired aide and a cop trying out for the job as frey’s permanent security detail.the trio hopped into a city-owned blue ford escape and, with the officer behind the wheel, eased across the river to a groundbreaking in northeast. after betsy hodges leaves office next week, the giant black mayoral chevy tahoe will be his to use, though he’s not sure he wants it.three days before he takes office as the city’s 48th mayor, the 36-year-old frey is already realizing he may have to give up some habits.“i run or bike to 80 percent of my meetings, especially in the warmer months, so what’s that going to look like?” he said. “i literally run a lot, and it lo






weight of mayor's office soon to fall on jacob frey's shoulders


minneapolis mayor-elect jacob frey ducked out of a city council meeting earlier this month and left city hall with his new entourage — a recently hired aide and a cop trying out for the job as frey’s permanent security detail.the trio hopped into a city-owned blue ford escape and, with the officer behind the wheel, eased across the river to a groundbreaking in northeast. after betsy hodges leaves office next week, the giant black mayoral chevy tahoe will be his to use, though he’s not sure he wants it.three days before he takes office as the city’s 48th mayor, the 36-year-old frey is already realizing he may have to give up some habits.“i run or bike to 80 percent of my meetings, especially in the warmer months, so what’s that going to look like?” he said. “i literally run a lot, and it lo






mpls. mayor, chief hope to persuade council more officers are better


minneapolis mayor jacob frey and police chief medaria arradondo say they believe hiring more police officers will drive down crime and improve community relations.now the mayor is facing a new political fight to persuade the city council to add more officers after a campaign in which several candidates mused publicly about the possibility of a city without police.frey and the chief are convinced that police are overtaxed and that it’s hurting their relations in the community.“you can’t have a positive relationship if you arrive to a call 30 minutes late and then rush off to another 911 call without ever building a positive rapport,” the mayor said.frey, who pushed for expanding the city’s police force as a council member, sat down with arradondo recently to discuss budget priorities and ra






mpls. mayor, chief hope to persuade council more officers are better


minneapolis mayor jacob frey and police chief medaria arradondo say they believe hiring more police officers will drive down crime and improve community relations.now the mayor is facing a new political fight to persuade the city council to add more officers after a campaign in which several candidates mused publicly about the possibility of a city without police.frey and the chief are convinced that police are overtaxed and that it's hurting their relations in the community."you can't have a positive relationship if you arrive to a call 30 minutes late and then rush off to another 911 call without ever building a positive rapport," the mayor said.frey, who pushed for expanding the city's police force as a council member, sat down with arradondo recently to discuss budget priorities and ra






r.t. rybak to help lead jacob frey's transition to minneapolis mayor's office


mayor-elect jacob frey on wednesday announced his transition team and key staff appointments as he prepares to take office jan. 2.former minneapolis mayor r.t. rybak, northside achievement zone ceo sondra samuels and minneapolis regional labor federation president chelsie glaubitz gabiou will lead the transition. they will help frey set up a policy operation, set up a new mayor’s office and plan the inauguration, which is jan. 8.“a smooth transition of leadership benefits not just the mayor-elect but the entire city of minneapolis,” rybak, the president of the minneapolis foundation, said in a statement.frey’s campaign manager, former dfl state rep. joe radinovich, will be his chief of staff in the mayor’s office, and his two council staffers, heidi ritchie and zack farley, will take jobs






minneapolis mayor reconsiders civil rights director's reappointment


minneapolis mayor jacob frey is reconsidering the future of the city’s top civil rights official in the wake of intensifying criticism of her department’s hate crime hot line.the mayor had planned to reappoint velma korbel this week, but delayed the decision after a feb. 11 report in the star tribune about problems with the department of civil rights hot line for people to report hate crimes. the employee hired to run the hot line, kristin johnson, said she was fired after raising concerns that it was poorly planned, possibly violated privacy rights and had no system for dealing with complaints from outside the city.frey and other elected officials have expressed concerns about korbel and the hot line.“she didn’t actually do a gosh darn thing,” said city council member linea palmisano. “an






jacob frey wins mayor election in minneapolis


jacob frey will be the next mayor of minneapolis, city elections officials announced wednesday.the 36-year-old city council member defeated incumbent mayor betsy hodges and 14 other candidates in tuesday’s election. he will take office in january.a native of virginia who was drawn to minneapolis after running a marathon here, frey presented himself as a future mayor in the mold of r.t. rybak — visible, willing to compromise and relentlessly enthusiastic about the city.throughout the year, he battled a weakened but resilient incumbent in hodges, faced two resurgent candidates — nekima levy-pounds and raymond dehn — on the left, and was challenged from the right by tom hoch, who sank nearly a half-million dollars of his own money into mailers and tv ads.check back with the star tribune for u






minneapolis civil rights director korbel's nomination moves forward


the city of minneapolis's executive committee made velma korbel's nomination official tuesday for reappointment to the top position in the department of civil rights.korbel came under scrutiny from some city leaders earlier this year after a star tribune report about an employee who said korbel terminated her for raising concerns about the department's "hate crime hotline."mayor jacob frey held off nominating korbel to review her record, he said. but in an interview last week, frey said he was satisfied with her body of work over her tenure as director of the department since 2010, apart from the recent allegations about problems with the hotline.on tuesday, frey and council members andrea jenkins, andrew johnson and cam gordon all voted in favor of pushing the nomination forward, with no






politicians place wagers on vikings vs. saints: king cake or wild rice and purpl


sunday’s divisional playoff between the new orleans saints and minnesota vikings is drawing politicians to the betting table.minneapolis mayor jacob frey and new orleans mayor mitch landrieu, after a morning back-and-forth on twitter, have agreed to the following terms: if the vikings win, the city of minneapolis will receive a shipment of king cake, the sweet brioche consumed during mardi gras. if the saints win, the city of new orleans will receive a shipment of wild rice.“mayor landrieu is a man of integrity and sound judgment — but he made a mistake in betting against the vikings at home in minneapolis,” frey said in a statement. “we thank him and the entire ‘who dat nation’ in advance for their generosity and kind donation following a serious butt-kicking.”landrieu fired back.“our sai






minneapolis mayor reconsiders civil rights director's reappointment


minneapolis mayor jacob frey is reconsidering the future of the city’s top civil rights official in the wake of intensifying criticism of her department’s hate crime hot line.the mayor had planned to reappoint velma korbel this week, but delayed the decision after a feb. 11 report in the star tribune about problems with the department of civil rights hotline for people to report hate crimes. the employee hired to run the hotline, kristin johnson, said she was fired after raising concerns that it was poorly planned, possibly violated privacy rights and had no system for dealing with complaints from outside the city.frey and other elected officials have expressed concerns about korbel and the hotline.“she didn’t actually do a gosh darn thing,” said city council member linea palmisano. “and i






minneapolis city attorney nomination advances, after redo


after bungling their first attempt two weeks ago, minneapolis’ top elected officials voted to move forward with the reappointment of city attorney susan segal monday morning.in an episode highlighting the growing pains of a new government hierarchy, the city’s executive committee — mayor jacob frey, council president lisa bender and three other council members — spent the morning in an argument over city rules that’s now spanned three meetings.the committee voted to approve segal monday, but there will be at least two more meetings to go before anything is official.the trouble began feb. 20, when the executive committee first voted on segal’s reappointment. out of the five committee members, two voted in favor, two abstained and one was absent. with a majority vote, the committee sent the






minneapolis mayor-elect jacob frey supports raises, regrets process


mayor-elect jacob frey said he regrets the lack of public discussion before he voted with the rest of the city council this month to give himself a $10,000 raise.“the issue was not the substance but the process,” said frey, who takes office as mayor on tuesday. “i wish it had gone through the regular process.”frey was one of 12 council members who voted for the $10,000 salary increases for the mayor and council members at the council’s dec. 15 meeting. council member abdi warsame was absent.the resolution, which raises a city council member’s salary to $98,695 and the mayor’s salary to $126,528, was passed without discussion at the last council meeting of the year and did not go through any council committees. the mayor’s salary in minneapolis will now slightly surpass that of the st. paul






minneapolis mayor-elect jacob frey supports raises, regrets process


mayor-elect jacob frey said he regrets the lack of public discussion before he voted with the rest of the city council this month to give himself and council members a $10,000 raise.“the issue was not the substance but the process,” said frey, who takes office as mayor on tuesday. “i wish it had gone through the regular process.”frey was one of 12 council members who voted for the $10,000 salary increases for the mayor and council members at the council’s dec. 15 meeting. council member abdi warsame was absent.the resolution, which raises a city council member’s salary to $98,695 and the mayor’s salary to $126,528, was passed without discussion at the last council meeting of the year and did not go through any council committees. the mayor’s salary in minneapolis will now slightly surpass






minneapolis mayor-elect jacob frey supports his raise, regrets the process


mayor-elect jacob frey said he regrets the lack of public discussion before he voted with the rest of the city council this month to give himself a $10,000 raise.“the issue was not the substance but the process,” said frey, who takes office as mayor on tuesday. “i wish it had gone through the regular process.”frey was one of 12 council members who voted for the $10,000 salary increases for the mayor and council members at the council’s dec. 15 meeting. council member abdi warsame was absent.the resolution, which raises a city council member’s salary to $98,695 and the mayor’s salary to $126,528, was passed without discussion at the last council meeting of the year and did not go through any council committees. the mayor’s salary in minneapolis will now slightly surpass that of the st. paul






jacob frey losing shine as the business hopeful for mpls. mayor


jacob frey was seen as the business-friendly candidate when he announced his campaign for mayor at the beginning of the year.the city council member championed the postrecession construction boom in the north loop, and built a power base among restaurateurs and developers that launched the best-funded campaign in a crowded mayoral race.but frey’s shine as the pro-business candidate has been tarnished in recent months. his support for a $15 minimum wage and his inability to help restaurants insert an exception for tipped workers, combined with growing downtown public safety concerns, have opened frey to criticism in the business community — even from one-time supporters looking for an alternative to mayor betsy hodges.“there’s no daylight between jacob and betsy right now,” said steve minn,






jacob frey losing shine as pro-business hopeful for mpls. mayor


jacob frey was seen as the business-friendly candidate when he announced his campaign for mayor at the beginning of the year.the city council member championed the postrecession construction boom in the north loop, and built a power base among restaurateurs and developers that launched the best-funded campaign in a crowded mayoral race.but frey’s shine as the pro-business candidate has been tarnished in recent months. his support for a $15 minimum wage and his inability to help restaurants insert an exception for tipped workers, combined with growing downtown public safety concerns, have opened frey to criticism in the business community — even from one-time supporters looking for an alternative to mayor betsy hodges.“there’s no daylight between jacob and betsy right now,” said steve minn,






man sues greeley police, weld county jailers for excessive force – the denver po


jay allen frey acknowledges some blame. after all, he did lead greeley police on a chase after they tried to pull him over for a traffic offense.but that didn’t give the officers the right to bash the tattoo artist’s head into concrete after he surrendered, or free weld county jailers from letting him go blind in one eye from the injuries because of inattention, according to his lawsuit filed in u.s. district court in denver.frey’s lawsuit names a long list of defendants including police officers greg tharp and steve doney; greeley mayor tom norton and police chief jerry garner; weld county sheriff steve reams and jail director nancy kroll, weld county commissioners and correct care solutions, a medical provider.frey, of lone tree, is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, according to






mayor-elect frey urges supporters to attend fundraiser for departing hodges


outgoing mayor betsy hodges is holding a fundraiser on sunday to pay down her campaign debt, and she’s getting help from an unlikely source: mayor-elect jacob frey.hodges loaned her campaign $98,700 during the mayoral race, as she tried to fend off challenges from frey and three other strong candidates.on election day, she came in third in ranked-choice voting, and she is holding a farewell fundraiser sunday at a private residence downtown. in an e-mail friday, frey passed the invitation along and asked his supporters to attend.“mayor hodges has a long history of serving the city of minneapolis and i hope you’ll consider attending a farewell fundraiser in her honor this weekend as we thank her for her work,” frey wrote.hodges and four outgoing council members had a send-off at city hall on






minneapolis mayor jacob frey nominates david frank to cped director


minneapolis mayor jacob frey will nominate david frank to head the city’s economic development agency.frank has been serving as interim director of the department of community planning and economic development since july 2017 and previously held the top position with the city’s economic policy and development group.in his announcement, frey credited frank with providing oversight and review of the city’s construction budget and helping craft minneapolis’s 2040 comprehensive plan.“david’s innovative and forward-thinking approach is precisely what we need right now in cped,” frey said. “the director of cped is a pivotal partner for businesses and families across the city, and i’ll be looking to david to help me deliver on my goals of expanding access to affordable housing and fueling economi






minneapolis mayor jacob frey taunted by eagles fans


minneapolis472403143 after his "welcome" video went viral earlier this week, minneapolis mayor jacob frey faced the heat friday by going on a philadelphia radio station while eagles fans chanted. shareemailprintmoreshare on:share on linkedinshare on google+share on pinterestcopy shortlink:purchase: order reprint february 2, 2018 — 4:11pm






jacob frey sends email inviting supporters to mayor betsy hodges' fundraiser aim


outgoing mayor betsy hodges is holding a fundraiser on sunday to pay down her campaign debt, and she’s getting help from an unlikely source: mayor-elect jacob frey.hodges loaned her campaign $98,700 during the mayoral race, as she tried to fend off challenges from frey and three other strong candidates.on election day, she came in third in ranked-choice voting, and she is holding a farewell fundraiser sunday at a private residence downtown. in an email friday, frey passed the invitation along and asked his supporters to attend.“mayor hodges has a long history of serving the city of minneapolis and i hope you’ll consider attending a farewell fundraiser in her honor this weekend as we thank her for her work,” frey wrote.hodges and four outgoing council members were sent off at city hall on f






1,000 police officers sounds about right, mpls. mayor and police chief say


it seems like a simple enough formula: more cops means more personable service, which leads to more community building.there, minneapolis mayor jacob frey and the city’s police chief medaria arradondo agree. both leaders have listed earning back public trust is one of their top priorities, particularly in minority communities that have been alienated by past police abuses.but, convincing some members of the newly made-over city council that the city needs more police officers may take time.frey, who pushed for expanding the city’s police force as a council member, sat down with arradondo recently to discuss budget priorities, while raising the possibility of reaching his predecessor betsy hodges’ four-year goal of growing the department to 901 officers as early as this year.“we’re going to






politicians place wagers on vikings vs. saints: king cake or wild rice and purpl


sunday's divisional playoff between the new orleans saints and minnesota vikings is drawing politicians to the betting table.minneapolis mayor jacob frey and new orleans mayor mitch landrieu, after a morning back-and-forth on twitter, have agreed to the following terms: if the vikings win, the city of minneapolis will receive a shipment of king cake, the sweet brioche consumed during mardi gras. if the saints win, the city of new orleans will receive a shipment of minnesota wild rice."mayor landrieu is a man of integrity and sound judgment — but he made a mistake in betting against the vikings at home in minneapolis," frey said in a statement. "we thank him and the entire 'who dat nation' in advance for their generosity and kind donation following a serious butt-kicking."landrieu fired bac






minneapolis mayor frey, council members celebrate swearing-in ceremony at city h


mayor jacob frey and the 13 members of the new city council were sworn in monday in a bright, cheerful ceremony at city hall.with bunting and a massive american flag hung from the balconies and observers looking on from five levels around the rotunda, frey reiterated his commitment to take on the city's shortage of affordable housing, work to improve police-community relations and promote a city that offers everyone the opportunity for economic success."the time for talk alone is over," frey said.five of the 13 council members who looked on from behind frey while he spoke are new. two — andrea jenkins and phillipe cunningham — are transgender.st. paul mayor melvin carter, former mayors chris coleman of st. paul and r.t. rybak of minneapolis, and several members of the minneapolis legislati






minneapolis mayor frey, council members celebrate swearing-in ceremony at city h


mayor jacob frey and the 13 members of the new city council were sworn in monday in a bright, cheerful ceremony at city hall.with bunting and a massive american flag hung from the balconies and observers looking on from five levels around the rotunda, frey reiterated his commitment to take on the city’s shortage of affordable housing, work to improve police-community relations and promote a city that offers everyone the opportunity for economic success.“the time for talk alone is over,” frey said.five of the 13 council members who looked on from behind frey while he spoke are new. two — andrea jenkins and phillipe cunningham — are transgender.st. paul mayor melvin carter, former mayors chris coleman of st. paul and r.t. rybak of minneapolis, and several members of the minneapolis legislati






mpls. mayor-elect jacob frey: 'we're going to get right to work'


jacob frey soundly defeated mayor betsy hodges and 14 other candidates tuesday after presenting himself as a mayor who will be visible, willing to compromise and relentlessly enthusiastic about the city.a 36-year-old native of virginia who was drawn to minneapolis after running a marathon here, frey is a lawyer and first-term city council member representing parts of downtown and northeast minneapolis.“we’re going to get right to work,” he said wednesday, as staff gathered at his campaign headquarters on hennepin avenue right after his victory was announced. “we are a divided city in many respects, and the first item of business is to mend wounds, unite around shared goals and create a collective recognition that a deviation in strategy doesn’t mean a difference in morals.”jacob frey's ran






introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your li


the life er podcast is back, and it’s called the upgrade! it’s a whole new format, but the same great tips and tricks to help you live your best life. whether you were an avid listener to the old ask life er podcast, or never knew we even had a podcast, you’ll want to tune in for this.advertisementevery week on the upgrade, we’ll select a specific topic or question that you send in, and give you the tools you need to solve it by the end of the show. you’ll learn how to start working out, why you need better headphones, how to choose a good hdtv, how to start cooking at home, how to find a date, and more.so subscribe to the show! here’s how:advertisementyou’ll hear familiar voices talking about topics you know and love, but we’re taking a new approach, too, and we need your help! send in yo