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Arradondo named new police chief
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Arradondo named new police chief

By Harry Colbert, Jr., Managing Editor No longer able to withstand the public’s growing distrust in the Minneapolis Police Department, Janeé Harteau resigned as chief July 21. Harteau’s successor was quickly named by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges as . Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the force and a native of Minneapolis, is the city’s first African-American…

Hodges vows to close gaps
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Hodges vows to close gaps

[caption id="attachment_19160" align="alignleft"]betsy-hodges-copyBetsy Hodges[/caption]When Betsy Hodges emerged the victor of an absurdly crowded field in the contest to become Minneapolis’ next mayor, she said it sent a clear message that the city would no longer be divided.

“I want to grow Minneapolis and I want to close the gaps between white people and people of color,” said Hodges, who takes office Jan. 2. “I want to close the gap between the haves and the have nots. The people of Minneapolis very clearly said they wanted me to do that. The results of that election made it pretty clear that the message I carried resonated with the people of Minneapolis.”

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