Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

A San Francisco-based real estate investment firm plans to buy the old Macy's building in downtown St. Paul. City documents give no indication of what's intended for the property, but St. Paul officials describe their worst-case scenario as a "Burlington Coat Factory type" of store or a parking ramp. (09/19/2013)
For the most part, the six candidates agreed on education policies. They all want better standardized tests, but fewer of them. They all think schools should reduce the number of students they suspend. And they all like Minneapolis School Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's plan to give struggling schools more autonomy. (09/17/2013)
The Minneapolis mayor's race lacks anything resembling a front-runner, according to the first public poll conducted in the contest. (09/15/2013)
A teenager who police say shot his 2-month-old nephew could be charged as an adult if a judge agrees with a motion filed today by the Hennepin County Attorney's office. (09/11/2013)
In a lawsuit filed in Olmsted County District Court, Scott Hart, 48, contends that Scoutmaster Richard Hokanson molested him at least 200 times over a six-year period beginning in 1975. (09/11/2013)
While the deaths of the two children, Mohammed Fofana and Haysem Sani, were tragic, the city could not have predicted the slide, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman told reporters Thursday morning. (09/05/2013)
Campaign finance reports released Tuesday show that Dan Cohen and Mark Andrew lead the fundraising in the Minneapolis mayoral race. (09/03/2013)
A three-foot-long foot long alligator is presumed dead after a conservation officer from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shot the animal Monday in a lake in a north Twin Cities metro area lake. (08/29/2013)
As tens of thousands gathered in the nation's capital to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's call for economic justice and racial equality, Minnesotans marched to the state Capitol in St. Paul. (08/28/2013)
The leading candidates for mayor of Minneapolis aired their ideas on a controversial light rail line during a debate at the Minnesota State Fair. (08/26/2013)
The leading candidates for Minneapolis mayor take their campaigns to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday for the first of two debates there. (08/26/2013)
The morning after Felicity Britton threw a big party for 65 people at her condo, her trash can was virtually empty. (08/22/2013)
Emily's List, a national political fundraising powerhouse, has put its weight behind Minneapolis mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges. (08/20/2013)
Ian Alexander, an attorney running for the Ward 5 city council seat in Minneapolis, said the shots fired outside his house early Sunday morning have unnerved him, but he says if elected he'd still push for economic development in the district. "Nothing stops a bullet like a job," he said. (08/19/2013)
During his final budget address today, Mayor R.T. Rybak announced a $1.1 billion budget that includes a proposed one percent reduction in the city's property tax levy - the first in 20 years. (08/15/2013)