Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis will try to win over African-American voters in a debate at 3 p.m. Sunday. (04/07/2013)
Outdoor flea markets could begin popping up around Minneapolis this summer under a new ordinance approved today by a city council committee. (04/04/2013)
The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis are divided over whether to allow Hennepin County to burn more garbage at a facility near Target Field. (04/04/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Wednesday that he is running for a third term. (04/03/2013)
Police were investigating an apparent homicide that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis. (04/02/2013)
Since 2007, the city of Minneapolis has given out more than a million dollars in loans through a program designed to help immigrant entrepreneurs. But six years later, a number of those small businesses are struggling to pay the city back. Its supporters say these delinquent loans are an inevitable part of helping first-time business owners, and one City Council member wants to expand the program. (04/02/2013)
Five leading DFL candidates for Minneapolis mayor outlined their positions on taxes, public safety and stadium funding today. The candidates met for the first debate in the city's most hotly contested mayoral race in a generation. (03/27/2013)
The debate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School is designed to help DFL voters decide which candidate to support ahead of precinct caucuses on April 16. (03/27/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the keys to the city's future are "tracks, trails, talent, technology and traction." Coleman made those "five Ts" the theme of his 8th annual State of the City speech Monday, also focusing on some of the challenges St. Paul faces. (03/25/2013)
Minneapolis received about $4 million more than it expected from restaurant and hospitality taxes last year. (03/22/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not officially announced whether he will run for re-election this year, but he is widely expected to seek a third term. At the moment, the DFL incumbent appears to be a shoo-in in this one-party town, in spite of a record that includes substantial tax increases and weak job growth. (03/18/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not yet announced whether will seek re-election yet. So far he doesn't even have a challenger. The only other candidate has dropped out. In the seven years since Coleman took office St. Paul has experienced higher property taxes, benefited from modestly lower crime, and spent public money to re-invest in the city's downtown. (03/18/2013)
Minneapolis officials have lifted the evacuation of an area of southwest Minneapolis bounded by 39th and 42nd streets and Upton and Zenith avenues because of a gas leak. Officials say residents can now return to their homes. (03/13/2013)
Candidates who want to run for Minneapolis mayor may have to pay a higher fee to enter the race. The city's Charter Commission is proposing a raised filing fee of $250, up from $20. Supporters say the move will weed out "frivolous candidates," but critics call it undemocratic. (03/07/2013)
This legislative session could be a good one for Minneapolis and St. Paul: With DFLers in control at the Capitol, Minnesota's two largest cities see opportunities to get more state money for their local priorities. (03/04/2013)