endorsements2017

Editorial endorsement: With a major caveat, Harris is top choice for St. Paul mayor

St. Paul mayoral candidate Pat Harris, shown campaigning in September. Harris, 51, is a bank vice president for government relations, former three-term City Council member and Cretin High School graduate.

Events made for an ugly end to the campaign. If elected, Harris will need to focus on healing the city.

Editorial endorsement: Jenkins, White in Minneapolis' Eighth Ward

Voters have solid options.

Editorial endorsements: Bender, Schroeder win our backing for Minneapolis City Council

An incumbent and a newcomer are best picks for Tenth, Eleventh Wards.

Editorial endorsement: Return Schiff to Minneapolis City Council in Ninth Ward

His long record of service makes him favored over one-termer Cano.

Editorial endorsements: Warsame, Goodman merit new terms on Minneapolis City Council

Incumbents have the experience City Hall will need the next four years.

Editorial endorsements: Johnson, Yang should be re-elected to Mpls. City Council

Both incumbents have been more moderate voices on the Minneapolis City Council.

Editorial endorsements: Reich and Bildsoe for Mpls. City Council

Kevin Reich, Tim Bildsoe offer best mix of skills in First and Third Ward.

Editorial endorsement: Two incumbents and a first-time candidate are best bets in St. Paul

Brodrick, Foster and Xiong emerge from a weak school board field.

Listen: How and why we make Editorial Board endorsements

Endorsements will begin next week for key races in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis on that and other political topics from WCCO Radio's Chad Hartman and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's Scott Gillespie and John Rash.

Editor's note on election endorsements

The Star Tribune Editorial Board met with more than 50 candidates who will be on the ballot in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Nov. 7,…