Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

A three-foot-long foot long alligator is presumed dead after a conservation officer from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shot the animal Monday in a lake in a north Twin Cities metro area lake. (08/29/2013)
As tens of thousands gathered in the nation's capital to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's call for economic justice and racial equality, Minnesotans marched to the state Capitol in St. Paul. (08/28/2013)
The leading candidates for mayor of Minneapolis aired their ideas on a controversial light rail line during a debate at the Minnesota State Fair. (08/26/2013)
The leading candidates for Minneapolis mayor take their campaigns to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday for the first of two debates there. (08/26/2013)
The morning after Felicity Britton threw a big party for 65 people at her condo, her trash can was virtually empty. (08/22/2013)
Emily's List, a national political fundraising powerhouse, has put its weight behind Minneapolis mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges. (08/20/2013)
Ian Alexander, an attorney running for the Ward 5 city council seat in Minneapolis, said the shots fired outside his house early Sunday morning have unnerved him, but he says if elected he'd still push for economic development in the district. "Nothing stops a bullet like a job," he said. (08/19/2013)
During his final budget address today, Mayor R.T. Rybak announced a $1.1 billion budget that includes a proposed one percent reduction in the city's property tax levy - the first in 20 years. (08/15/2013)
Thanks to an increase in state aid, St. Paul will hold property taxes flat next year, Mayor Chris Coleman said. (08/14/2013)
Minneapolis voters will have 35 candidates to choose between in the mayor's race this November. (08/13/2013)
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)