Tragically, R.T. Rybak didn't get his last wish as mayor

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R.T. Rybak's last day in office was marred by tragedy.
With only one full day left in his term as mayor, R.T. Rybak offered up this tweet on New Year's Eve night: Just hours later, an explosion and fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood injured 14 -- six critically. In addition, the Star Tribune reports that three or four others known to have lived in the apartments still haven't been located and are feared dead.

As a result, the tweets that could end up being Rybak's last while in office are exactly the sorts of ones he publicly wished he wouldn't have to write: Betsy Hodges will be sworn in as the new mayor today during a ceremony set to begin at 11 a.m. at the Thorpe Building, 1620 Central Ave. NE.

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