Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

The leading candidates for mayor of Minneapolis all say the city needs to make education a priority. They offer differing visions for achieving that goal, but they all face a common challenge: The city's mayor has no direct control over the schools. (08/13/2013)
Xcel Energy has successfully stalled a campaign for Minneapolis city government to take over providing electricity to residents. (08/09/2013)
A company called Insomnia Cookies has applied for a license to deliver baked goods until 3 a.m. from a location in Dinkytown. (08/06/2013)
Under pressure from environmentalists who say Xcel Energy isn't doing enough to combat global warming, several Minneapolis City Council members want to let voters decide if the city should pursue forming a public utility for electrical service. (08/01/2013)
The credit rating agency Moody's says Minneapolis no longer qualifies for its top score - Aaa. Yesterday Moody's downgraded the city one notch to Aa1. (07/30/2013)
This fall, Minneapolis voters will consider the first major overhaul of the city's charter in almost a century. (07/29/2013)
The city of St. Paul warns visitors that parts of Lilydale Regional Park are hazardous and unsafe. But when two fourth-grade classes from a St. Louis Park elementary school took a field trip to the park in May, the school did not relay that warning to parents. (07/24/2013)
Minnesota's new online insurance marketplace, has asked the state to temporarily classify some of its marketing materials as non-public, on the grounds that secrecy will protect consumers. (07/24/2013)
Planners previously estimated the cost of the Southwest light rail transit line at $1.25 billion. The project's higher cost is because of the line's proximity to existing freight rail tracks, according to the Metropolitan Council. (07/18/2013)
The minor league St. Paul Saints baseball team has pledged an additional million dollars to help fill the funding gap for its new ballpark. (07/12/2013)
A Ramsey County court is allowing the state of Minnesota to take over restaurant inspections from the City of St. Paul. (07/12/2013)
Minneapolis mayoral candidates disagree on allowing non-union companies to collect city's trash. (07/09/2013)
Minneapolis is expanding its car-sharing pilot program to include two additional companies. (06/28/2013)
Several steps are being taken week toward reducing the city of Minneapolis' dependence on fossil fuels. (06/28/2013)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will officiate 40 same-sex weddings consecutively starting at midnight on Aug. 1, the moment such unions become legal in Minnesota. (06/27/2013)