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

Duane Ring
CenturyLink contends it should not have to build out its networks in each city, as required by state law. Some worry that would allow the company to favor wealthy areas. (03/24/2015)
Walter Happel
Walter Happel, 63, worked as a janitor at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Elementary School until last year, when he was arrested for peeping at boys in the school's bathroom. (03/19/2015)
A city council panel voted Monday to negotiate an agreement with CenturyLink, which wants to offer cable service to parts of the city as an alternative to Comcast. (03/16/2015)
If you find yourself in the back of a police squad car in Minneapolis, chances are you're black. If you're the one who dialed 911, it's far more likely you're white. (03/13/2015)
Despite a costly recycling system overhaul, St. Paul's recycling rate has dropped slightly. It may not rise until the city invests in new carts a couple of years from now. (03/13/2015)
After spending $1 million to create a simpler recycling program that allows residents to put all their recyclables into one bin, the city saw a slight drop in recycling collections. (03/11/2015)
The city is paying Comcast more than $2 million to replace a free network service that is too slow. The city also will pay Comcast $400,000 a year to provide network service. (03/11/2015)
A police sergeant says city officials tried to kill an investigation that might have embarrassed the mayor. When he objected, he says, he was demoted. (03/10/2015)
When a rail car carrying crude oil explodes local responders are unlikely to have what they need to extinguish the flames. (03/10/2015)
A trip of a few miles can cost thousands, but the fees represent much more than car fare. (03/09/2015)
The nonprofit Lakes and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis argues in the suit that appropriate environmental review hasn't been conducted on the route through the project's Kenilworth Corridor, a popular recreation area. (03/06/2015)
More than 400 St. Paul employees will get a 1 percent raise because the Department of Veterans Affairs found some of the city's hiring practices violated state law. (03/04/2015)
A 24-year-old man shot by St. Paul police outside a University Avenue apartment building in January was armed and had used the weapon to threaten his ex-girlfriend in the past, according to 911 transcripts. (03/03/2015)
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)