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

Light rail rendering
The park board will go along with plans for a train bridge crossing the channel between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles. The project still faces another legal hurdle. (02/27/2015)
Comcast disputed the city's allegations but agreed to the settlement as part of a larger deal that lets it provide cable TV service in St. Paul for another 10 years. (02/27/2015)
Lilydale Park partial reopening plan
The city says it will reopen a Lilydale Regional Park trail this summer and let school groups use one of four fossil sites in the fall. The landslide site remains closed. (02/25/2015)
Officers harshly criticized department officials last year when they got the chance to comment anonymously about the department. Police officials say morale is better now. (02/25/2015)
The law requires cable companies to provide service to an entire city within five years of winning a TV franchise. CenturyLink argues that the requirement has been preempted by the Federal Communications Commission, which found that such laws stifle competition. (02/23/2015)
State OSHA officials in 2012 cited the Alliance Steel Company warehouse for safety violations. Investigators say a spark from a cutting tool caused a fire at the warehouse Wednesday. (02/18/2015)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman defended the city's police department's use of deadly force, saying the 11 instances in which police shot and killed a suspect since 2008 were justified. (The Daily Circuit, 02/17/2015)
The City Council on Wednesday takes up a resolution that aims to simplify Como Avenue. (02/16/2015)
The family of a 24-year-old man shot and killed by St. Paul police last month is calling for a federal investigation into the incident. (02/13/2015)
Former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney will return to next month to the St. Paul City Council, where he pledges to smooth police-community relations. (02/12/2015)
Washington County prosecutors have taken over the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul after the Ramsey County Attorney's Office determined the case posed a conflict of interest. (02/12/2015)
The police department drove the relatively large increase. Police overtime shot up 42 percent, growing by more than $1 million. (02/09/2015)
The proposed location of the new building has been vacant since the 1990s, but was once home to the stately, 18-story Nicollet Hotel. (02/06/2015)
A cell phone app, developed at the University of Minnesota, monitors teens' driving habits in real time, and it alerts their parents when they break the rules of the road. (02/06/2015)
The department will report back to the St. Paul City Council by May 1 on the costs and privacy issues posed by the cameras. (02/04/2015)