Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has seen a wide range of issues involving his city make headlines recently. The Minneapolis School Board chose a new superintendent yesterday. The board voted unanimously to begin contract negotiations with Thandiwe Peebles, a 61-year-old school administrator for the Cleveland school district in Ohio. The Minneapolis City Council has been debating a smoking ban in all public places. In addition, the Warehouse District downtown has been the scene of some violent incidents, prompting at least one business owner there to call for more action to quell rowdy crowds. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.