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Ryback prepares for third run at mayor's office

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Ryback began his reelection campaign Saturday amid rumors he might not stick around for the entire four-year term.

Ryback, who took office in 2002, previously told the Star Tribune he is considering a bid for Minnesota’s governor in 2010.

Meanwhile, Ryback’s biggest opponent in the race, DFLer Bob Miller, said he is prepared to serve the entirety of the four-year term.

On Sunday, the Minnesota Daily reported Ryback will focus on achieving four goals in what could be his third term as Minneapolis’ mayor: reducing crime, improving infrastructure, education and creating economic opportunity in the city.

“At this period of time, especially, we need to continue a focus on creating opportunity in the city while navigating through tough waters,? he said. “I’ve shown I can do it, and I want to do it again.?