Star Tribune: R.T. Rybak says he's here to stay, in a city he loves like a middle-schooler's crush

As R.T. Rybak looks to his new job leading the Minneapolis Foundation, he talks about his book, his roots and why he'll stay here forever.

Rybak_Pothole coverIn his dozen years as mayor of Minneapolis, R.T. Rybak was the poster child for ebullience, a fearless crowd-surfer (once even urging his mother into a sea of palms) and an advocate for equality, whether for marriage, among races, within education — even between cities.

“You will never hear the words ‘Twin Cities’ come out of my mouth,” he said recently. “'Minneapolis' and 'St. Paul' are beautiful words, so why not say them?”

Still, we know he likes Minneapolis best.

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Published in: Star Tribune
By: Kim Ode