Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

You can't see movie stars at the Block E multiplex in downtown Minneapolis anymore, but basketball stars may soon take their place. (11/26/2013)
John Stiles, a close aide to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, will serve as chief of staff to incoming mayor Betsy Hodges. (11/25/2013)
It took Minneapolis two days to determine Betsy Hodges had won the mayor's race. Winston Chang wrote a program that figured it out in a little more than two seconds. (11/22/2013)
Leaders from Minnesota's Somali community say they've raised more than $100,000 to provide food, clothing, medical care and livestock to those affected by a tropical cyclone earlier this month in Somalia. (11/20/2013)
Massage therapists operating in Minneapolis would need city licenses under a proposal moving through the City Council. (11/18/2013)
St. Paul police believe the man and woman stole about a dozen instruments over the last few weeks. (11/15/2013)
If you get pulled over for speeding in Minnesota, it's increasingly likely the police officer will give you a choice: Pay the ticket, or take a safe driving class. A new state auditor's report, though, says there's a problem with these programs: They're illegal. (11/14/2013)
St. Paul has elected its first Hmong-American City Council member. Dai Thao beat six other candidates to fill out the term of Melvin Carter, who stepped down earlier this year. (11/11/2013)
Minneapolis' election this year was the first major test of ranked-choice voting in Minnesota and the first time it came into play in a hotly contested mayor's race. So far, most of the reviews are good, even though the ballots haven't all been tallied. (11/07/2013)
Minneapolis City Council Member Betsy Hodges has declared victory in the race to become the city's next mayor. Votes are still being tabulated, because of the city's complicated ranked-choice voting system, but Hodges says her main opponents have called her to concede. (11/06/2013)
Council Member Betsy Hodges has a strong lead among first-choice votes, but under the city's ranked-choice voting system, second- and third-choice votes also come into play. (11/06/2013)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Curtis Gilbert, who explained ranked-choice voting, and the long ballot with 35 candidates on it in Minneapolis. (11/04/2013)
This is the most hotly contested mayor's race Minneapolis has seen in 20 years. The eight leading candidates met for the last time before Tuesday's election in a debate that ended with "Kumbaya." (11/01/2013)
If Mayor Chris Coleman and challenger Tim Holden agree on anything, it's that Tuesday's election is a referendum on Coleman's two terms in office. (10/31/2013)
The candidates particularly disagree on public subsidies for big downtown development projects, including the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, and a big, new downtown hotel. (10/31/2013)