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

Kenilworth corridor
The high stakes negotiations were a make-or-break moment for the proposed line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. (08/28/2014)
Kenilworth Corridor
Council members on the Transportation & Public Works Committee agreed 4-2 to support the project, marking a turning point for Minneapolis. (08/27/2014)
An employee holds a cigar
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)
To help meet city expenses, Coleman proposes a 2.4 percent increase to the city's property tax levy to bring in an additional $2.5 million. (08/13/2014)
Minneapolis officials believe this is the first time sergeants-at-arms have been used in any city in any election in the state. (08/11/2014)
Mayor Betsy Hodges asked all city departments what they could do to "move the dial on equity" and what it would cost. Whether the recommendations get funding is up to Hodges and the city council. (08/10/2014)
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office received the report of the missing swimmer at 10:16 a.m. and the body was found at 11:19 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. (08/06/2014)
Documents show Mayor Chris Coleman asked the department for nearly $2 million in cuts. (07/28/2014)
The city's civil rights and 911 departments scored among the lowest in job satisfaction. (07/24/2014)
He's open to giving Green Line drivers more power over traffic lights. (07/23/2014)
The former riverfront home of Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul holds tremendous potential for redevelopment, Mayor Chris Coleman said Tuesday. (07/22/2014)
A memo from St. Paul Public Works suggests reduced street sweeping again next year, plus cutting residential street rebuilding and bike safety programs in order to find money to fix the roads. (07/17/2014)