Mayor Betsy Hodges wants to make Minneapolis live up to its progressive hype.
September 3, 2014 | This article appeared in the September 22, 2014 edition of The Nation.
On the afternoon of May 22, 2011, a tornado with winds reaching 125 miles per hour touched down in North Minneapolis, long the African-American center of the city. The quick-moving storm uprooted trees, downed power lines and sheared the roofs from houses. One person was killed and hundreds left homeless in the biggest natural disaster to strike the city in decades.