Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's proposal calls for a 1.7 percent property tax increase. He's also proposing to cut costs by reorganizing the city's Regulatory Services Department. (08/15/2012)
Before Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak presents his 2013 budget proposal Wednesday, one of today's big questions is how much he wants to spend on the city's fire department. (08/14/2012)
In his 2013 budget proposal announced today, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman wants to fill vacant positions in the city's police department and put money toward a new city park in Frogtown. (08/13/2012)
The mayors of Minnesota's two largest cities release their budget proposals this week. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman unveils his budget plan Monday at the Farmer's Market in Lowertown. (08/13/2012)
The president of the St. Paul Firefighters union says a deal has been reached to keep a fire truck in service after Mayor Chris Coleman threatened to mothball the rig. (08/10/2012)
Minnesotans who have signed up for online alerts from their municipal government might be surprised to learn that email addresses cannot be kept private. (08/09/2012)
The St. Paul City Council has given a toy store permission to build two 18-foot-tall cartoon cats in front of its entrance. (08/02/2012)
Minnesota's two largest cities are considering where to draw the line between art and advertising. Later this year, Minneapolis may relax the definition of "mural" to allow for pictures of products. And tonight, the St. Paul City Council will decide whether two cartoon cats count as signs or sculptures. (08/01/2012)
The Minneapolis firefighters union is questioning the credibility of an external evaluation of the city's fire department. (07/30/2012)
Two Minneapolis City Council committees discuss how to improve the city's fire department Monday. (07/30/2012)
A Minnesota man who says he was molested by a Catholic priest in the 1980s is calling on the Legislature to extend the statute of limitations in cases like his. (07/26/2012)
A proposal to demolish an abandoned north Minneapolis school building that was featured in a 2009 film, 'A Serious Man,' is pitting the city's Heritage Preservation Commission against its public school district. (07/25/2012)
The St. Paul City Council has ordered the six families still living in a pair of condemned, 33-unit apartment buildings to move out by Monday. (07/04/2012)
A new study shows Minneapolis-St. Paul leading the nation in a category no one is celebrating: of 19 major metropolitan areas, the Twin Cities metro area has the widest gap in unemployment rate between blacks and whites. (07/03/2012)
Police will increase their presence in downtown Minneapolis this weekend in response to a spike in crime there. (06/29/2012)