Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

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)
The Minnesota House has voted to place strict limits on a technology police departments use to track the location of vehicles. (05/17/2013)
The roommate of a St. Paul man charged with killing his wife told police he heard nothing unusual on the night of the alleged murder. (05/14/2013)
Thousands of people flooded the Capitol to witness that historic moment the state Senate passed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Some came to celebrate it. Others came to protest. (05/14/2013)
The city of St. Paul wants to increase the number of people with disabilities who get jobs on city contracts and is seeking new ways to improve those efforts. Since 2006, the city has had a goal 10 percent of those jobs to go to people with disabilities, but hasn't come close to reaching it. (05/13/2013)
Minneapolis City Councilmember Robert Lilligren is asking the DFL Party to rescind its endorsement of his challenger. (05/07/2013)