Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

As Minneapolis DFLers go to pick their preferred candidate for mayor at the city endorsing convention Saturday, one major issue dividing contenders is how the city should handle allegations of police misconduct. (06/14/2013)
A new minor league ballpark in downtown St. Paul will cost almost $9 million dollars more than the $54 million the city budgeted. (06/12/2013)
At a forum broadcast Tuesday on MPR News, the six DFL candidates running for Minneapolis mayor debated education, job creation and police misconduct, revealing sharp differences among their stances. (06/11/2013)
The six DFL candidates for mayor of Minneapolis meet today at noon for their final scheduled debate, broadcast live, before party delegates vote on which of them to endorse. (06/11/2013)
Racism is a problem in the Minneapolis police department, according to mayoral candidate Mark Andrew. Six candidates seeking the DFL endorsement for Minneapolis mayor discussed racial disparities at a forum Thursday night. (06/07/2013)
Minorities in Minneapolis lag behind the white population when it comes to jobs, education, home ownership and many other measures of prosperity. While those gaps also exist nationwide, they are worse in the Twin Cities. Candidates for the city's next mayor speak on the issue at a forum Thursday night. (06/06/2013)
The political awakening of Minnesota's Somali community poses a conundrum for the DFL party. While Somali-Americans overwhelmingly vote Democratic, many appear to disagree with the party when it comes to gay rights. (06/03/2013)
The father of a man killed by Minneapolis police earlier this month says Terrance Franklin was shot in the back of the head. Supporters of the man and his family plan to protest police handling of the case on Friday. (05/30/2013)
An additional $10 million will be spent on Minneapolis street projects this year. (05/29/2013)
Hundreds gathered at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Monday heard messages about duty and service and the meaning of citizenship in a speech from a soldier who is currently confronting his own death: Lt. Col. Mark Weber. (05/27/2013)
Minnesota's two U.S. senators have formed a committee to search for the state's next U.S. Attorney. (05/27/2013)
The deadly landslide that killed two children in a St. Paul park raises questions about the stability and safety of the city's iconic bluffs. (05/24/2013)
Minnesota's two largest cities can count on millions of dollars in new state money as they plan their budgets for next year. The DFL strongholds clearly benefited from the party's total control of state government this session. (05/22/2013)
Abdi Warsame has never run for office before, but last month he won the DFL party endorsement over a three-term incumbent. If successful, he could be the first Somali-American elected to the Minneapolis City Council. (05/22/2013)
The number of suburban Twin Cities residents living in poverty has more than doubled over the last decade, according to a new report. Data analyzed by the Brookings Institution show there are 115,000 more poor people living in the Twin Cities suburbs than there were 10 years ago. (05/20/2013)