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

Mattresses piled up at Second Chance Recycling.
Mattresses are bulky, awkward to move and full of air, so they don't like to stay buried in landfills. Instead, they slowly work their way to the surface, rising from the earth like zombies. (11/24/2014)
Existing wooden railroad bridge
The Metropolitan Council released three different bridge concepts for the Kenilworth channel crossing in Minneapolis Monday. (11/24/2014)
A proposal approved Thursday would legalize small apartments above garages in residential neighborhoods. (11/20/2014)
Battered by criticism over the poor state of city roads last winter, city officials in St. Paul are turning to a philosopher for help. (11/19/2014)
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin is opening satellite locations in Minneapolis to serve the closing organization's clients. (11/17/2014)
Even before the recent KSTP report, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has enjoyed growing influence in Minneapolis city politics. (11/12/2014)
A Department of Natural Resources geologist says man-made factors may have contributed to a May 22 landslide. Her assessment runs counter to the city's conclusion. (11/07/2014)
A report shows about 17 percent of work hours on large city construction contracts went to minority workers this spring. The goal was nearly twice that. (11/06/2014)
Paul Molitor acknowledged the challenges of turning around the squad after four dismal seasons of baseball. (11/04/2014)
Even in big cities, local school board contests are usually low-budget affairs. That's not the case this year in Minneapolis, where nearly half a million dollars has flooded in. (11/03/2014)
In the state's largest city, Election Day is about more than candidates running for office. (10/29/2014)
A city council committee signed off on a $50,000 contract with OpenGov, a firm that's built similar websites for cities around the country. (10/28/2014)
The single largest grant award, for $19 million, went to Catholic Charities for a major renovation and expansion of the downtown St. Paul Dorothy Day Center homeless shelter. (10/23/2014)
Mayor Betsy Hodges wants organic material turned into compost instead of going to landfills or incinerators. But the city's recycling fees would increase by more than 20 percent. (10/15/2014)
Recording officers' interaction with people could boost public trust in the police, ACLU lobbyist says. (10/10/2014)