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

A Los Angeles Police officer wearing a body camera
The city council agreed to spend $170,000 to outfit 36 officers with body cameras starting in November. (09/19/2014)
Two construction workers move materials.
In choosing Ryan, the city rejected a request from the Vikings to re-open the bidding process. (09/19/2014)
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau
"I can't take the chance that they're just threats," Janeé Harteau said. (09/19/2014)
The deal would let Minneapolis kill a proposed deal to build an apartment tower near the Vikings stadium if Ryan moved too slowly. (09/17/2014)
The two have partnered for decades on big, city-subsidized projects. But even beautiful partnerships get tested. (09/17/2014)
The January arrest of an African-American man in the St. Paul Skyway occurred after security guards asked him to leave a public area. Police then confronted Christopher Lollie. (09/10/2014)
The withdrawal of Radisson hotels from a development project near the Minnesota Vikings new stadium has led the team to challenge a developer for the right to build apartments there. (09/09/2014)
State officials had planned to build a $261,000 "security related" fiber-optic line connecting the governor's residence to the Minnesota History Center. The project's purpose remains unclear. (09/05/2014)
The newest 'restaurant' in Minneapolis might be in the apartment next door. So-called social dining companies give amateur chefs a way to get paid for hosting dinner parties at their homes. But the business model could run afoul of health regulations and zoning codes. (09/03/2014)
The high stakes negotiations were a make-or-break moment for the proposed line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. (08/28/2014)
Council members on the Transportation & Public Works Committee agreed 4-2 to support the project, marking a turning point for Minneapolis. (08/27/2014)
Supporters say the proposal is crafted to target a specific type of low-income smoker: children. (08/24/2014)
The proposed St. Paul ordinance would require that they be sold in packs of five or more. Leizinger said the goal is to boost the price, just a little. (08/20/2014)
It's cost and its route between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, remain as sticking points. (08/20/2014)
Mayor Betsy Hodges used her first budget address Thursday to press for increased spending on affordable housing, police, recycling, and a host of other programs. (08/14/2014)