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

Pope Francis
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will join Pope Francis and more than 60 mayors from around the world to discuss climate change and human trafficking. (07/20/2015)
Marcus Golden's bedroom
Marcus Golden, who St. Paul police shot and killed outside an apartment in January, was agitated by the suicide of his brother -- who was memorialized in Golden's bedroom (pictured) -- and had threatened to kill himself, according to police interviews with his family. (07/17/2015)
Commuter at Southwest Station
Local officials Wednesday OK'd $250 million in changes after the project's proposed costs ballooned. The full Metropolitan Council will consider the cuts next week. (07/01/2015)
The St. Paul Public Library plans to join a growing number of libraries nationwide using data analysis software to gain insights on current patrons and find ways to attract new ones. But the initiative makes some privacy advocates nervous. (06/30/2015)
New apartment buildings near transit arteries would not have to provide off-street tenant parking under a plan backed Thursday by the city council's zoning committee. (06/25/2015)
But the designation covers a smaller area than preservationists had sought. (06/25/2015)
Mike Wilson, managing director for the Accenture consulting firm, told the Met Council that the Southwest light rail project needs minor improvements. (06/24/2015)
City leaders bought the old Macy's building betting they could land a splashy project for the site. It hasn't happened, and documents show that bet is costing St. Paul now. (06/24/2015)
Planners are scrambling to salvage the proposed rail line after discovering they drastically underestimated its cost. Can Choo Choo Bob and his rat pal make the numbers work? (06/23/2015)
As the $1 billion light rail line celebrates its first anniversary this weekend, officials say it's attracting riders and economic development. (06/12/2015)
The proposed ordinance would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in convenience stores and gas stations. It would only allow them to be sold in specialty tobacco shops. (06/08/2015)
Proponents say the proposal will open up more housing options for the 4,600 families currently enrolled in the federal Section 8 voucher program. (06/05/2015)
As officials seek to trim stations from the Southwest Corridor light rail line, a report concludes that rapid bus transit would not be a cost-effective alternative. (06/03/2015)
The bridge would allow visitors to safely cross the light rail tracks in front of the stadium. But some Met Council members objected to its public cost. (05/27/2015)
The design for the new Minneapolis city park in front of the Vikings stadium includes a shallow reflecting pool, gardens, children's play areas, a cafe and a "great lawn" that could accommodate up to 7,000 people. (05/27/2015)