Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

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)
City streets have been neglected and are suffering because too much is spent on bike lanes and public art, says Cam Winton, running for Minneapolis mayor. (05/06/2013)
The St. Paul Police Department will take additional steps to accommodate people with hearing problems under the terms of a new legal settlement that goes before the city council this week. (05/05/2013)
Minneapolis City Councilmember Diane Hofstede is vowing to continue her re-election campaign, even though the DFL Party endorsed her challenger. (05/04/2013)
Minneapolis has graduated its first class of new firefighters in five years. The nine cadets took their oath this morning after completing a four-month training program. (05/03/2013)
St. Paul's Summit Brewing Co. took delivery of four 18,600-gallon stainless steel fermentation tanks today. By July, Summit will install a dozen of the new 45-foot-tall vessels, allowing the brewery to double its beer-making capacity. (05/01/2013)
St. Paul mayoral candidate Tim Holden wants the city to incorporate parking into the design of the new Lowertown ballpark for the minor league St. Paul Saints. (05/01/2013)
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says federally funded research at the University of Minnesota will lead to new treatments for brain disorders. (04/30/2013)
More than a decade after Brian Herron pleaded guilty to extortion and resigned from the Minneapolis City Council, he's stepping back into Minneapolis politics. Herron has no plans to run for office, but he still wants to play a role in this year's election. (04/22/2013)