MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is ready to announce whether he wants to try to hang onto the office.

Rybak will declare his intentions Thursday. His third term as head of Minnesota's largest city expires after next year.

The Democrat has led the city of almost 400,000 people for more than a decade. Several potential candidates have expressed interest in running, although some were waiting on the incumbent's plans.

The 57-year-old has been mentioned as a possible addition to President Barack Obama's administration or a future contender for governor.

Since Rybak took over, the city has undergone a dramatic transformation. Two major sports stadiums have been built and a third is on the way. Rybak also took a visible role in the aftermath of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

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