Minneapolis voters still waiting for winner in mayor’s race

Voters in Minneapolis are waiting to find out who won a crowded mayor’s race as the city works through its ranked-choice system for municipal elections.

Jacob Frey, a City Council member, led former redevelopment executive Tom Hoch and incumbent Betsy Hodges by a few percentage points in the initial count Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, the city began the process of redistributing second- and third-choice preferences from losing candidates. City Clerk Casey Carl said the result would be known later in the day.

More than a dozen candidates were challenging Hodges, whose first term included steering the city through two high-profile police shootings. That included this summer’s death of an Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her house.