Rybak Sees Solution in North Minneapolis Neighbors Helping Neighbors By Jacob Wheeler | June 21, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Education Subscribe to Education Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak talked to The UpTake’s Chuck Olsen at Netroots Nation about the Minneapolis Promise, the mayor’s plan to export Minnesota’s crazy politicians (and keep the sane ones) and how he will appeal to the White House for federal aid for North Minneapolis, which was ravaged by a tornado on May 22. Despite the heartache in North Minneapolis, Rybak spoke in glowing terms about neighbors helping neighbors across community lines and across racial lines. When Rybak first toured the damage, he said he witnessed beautiful examples of genuine humanity all around him. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.