Curtis Gilbert

Curtis Gilbert

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
cgilbert@mpr.org


Curtis Gilbert covers the Twin Cities as a member of the MPR News metro reporting unit. He has worked for MPR since 2004 in a variety of reporting and producing roles. Curtis covered the 2008 election, and the historic U.S. Senate recount battle that followed. He was the founding producer of the nationally distributed American Public Media program Word for Word, and he spent three years working on MPR's Midday program. He was one of 10 American journalists awarded the 2007 Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, which sent him to Deutsche Welle radio in Bonn, Germany. When he's not at work, Curtis can often be found combing area thrift stores for bargains, cooking elaborate meals and playing cards. He grew up in central Maine and came to Minnesota in 1998 to study music and communication at Macalester College.

Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

Plows clear University Ave. in St. Paul.
In Minneapolis, tow trucks focused on areas near the city's impound lot, but tow trucks in St. Paul made it to most residential neighborhoods. (01/23/2015)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has picked one of his critics to help keep the city in shape. City Council President Kathy Lantry will head the Public Works Department. (01/20/2015)
Marcus Golden and his aunt in Orlando
Marcus Golden, the man killed Wednesday by St. Paul police, had crossed the law before. (01/15/2015)
Proposals include a plan to make St. Paul friendlier to bicyclists, and construction of a new public park on the Duluth's waterfront. (01/12/2015)
The Minneapolis City Council next week will consider spending $1.8 million for design work on a new downtown park planned near the Vikings Stadium. (01/09/2015)
The well-to-do areas of City Council Ward 13 may be filled with garages, but city ticket writers still managed to ticket drivers who ran afoul of snow emergency parking rules. (01/08/2015)
Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson says she has no choice in the matter. Twenty-six people were arrested at last month's protest at the Mall of America. (01/06/2015)
Cars towed during the recent snow emergency in Minneapolis tended to come from crowded, poorer neighborhoods. And from the wealthier southwest, there were none. (12/31/2014)
City leaders have talked a lot about racial equity, but not always to receptive audiences. (12/30/2014)
Nearly all the 26 people arrested recently for protesting at the Mall of America were cited for misdemeanors, according to reports released Monday by Bloomington police. (12/29/2014)
Minneapolis saw a record $2 billion in new construction in 2014, up about 60 percent from the previous year. (12/26/2014)
In a series of tests, the new leader has shown the folly of underestimating her. (12/23/2014)
Protesters with their arms in the air, chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!" walked through the Mall of America Saturday afternoon, while others gathered in the building's rotunda amid stories-high silver Christmas trees, chanting "Black Lives Matter." (12/20/2014)
The city now estimates that sewer and street construction surrounding CHS Field will cost as much as $7 million to complete — more than twice what it originally projected. (12/19/2014)
The Minneapolis city attorney has dropped trespassing charges filed against Navell Gordon and Wintana Melekin, two employees of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. (12/12/2014)