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

Six former employees say they were fired and replaced with younger workers at Community Action of Minneapolis, which was shut down last fall following a scathing state audit. (04/17/2015)
GOP Chair Keith Downey
Former state legislator Keith Downey easily fended off two libertarian challengers. (04/11/2015)
'The Commons'
Each concept takes a slightly different approach to the biggest design challenge facing the Minneapolis project: Portland Avenue. Architects on Wednesday offered a first look at the options. (04/08/2015)
Under the proposal, cell phone companies would pay the city $4,000 per pole to install the antennas, plus $720 a year in rent. (04/07/2015)
Minneapolis landlords who do a bad job maintaining their properties and screening their tenants would face much higher city fees under a proposed ordinance. (04/07/2015)
Downtown is booming, but Mayor Betsy Hodges says many residents aren't benefitting. She outlined her plans for change Thursday in her State of the City speech. (04/02/2015)
Council members in February agreed to replace the city's longtime two-sailboat logo with a hip, one-boat look. Then they torpedoed the one-boat logo. But now they want it back. (04/02/2015)
The Knight Foundation is giving Jun-Li Wang $100,000 for two projects aimed at welcoming newcomers to the state. (03/31/2015)
A Minnetonka group claims the planned route would harm Opus Hill, a 49-acre natural area. It's the latest legal obstacle to the proposed rail line. (03/31/2015)
Some Minneapolis City Council members pushing for public money to renovate Target Center are calling it the nation's No. 3 concert venue. But there's some double counting at work. (03/31/2015)
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, 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)