Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

The city says it will reopen a Lilydale Regional Park trail this summer and let school groups use one of four fossil sites in the fall. The landslide site remains closed. (02/25/2015)
Officers harshly criticized department officials last year when they got the chance to comment anonymously about the department. Police officials say morale is better now. (02/25/2015)
The law requires cable companies to provide service to an entire city within five years of winning a TV franchise. CenturyLink argues that the requirement has been preempted by the Federal Communications Commission, which found that such laws stifle competition. (02/23/2015)
State OSHA officials in 2012 cited the Alliance Steel Company warehouse for safety violations. Investigators say a spark from a cutting tool caused a fire at the warehouse Wednesday. (02/18/2015)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman defended the city's police department's use of deadly force, saying the 11 instances in which police shot and killed a suspect since 2008 were justified. (The Daily Circuit, 02/17/2015)
The City Council on Wednesday takes up a resolution that aims to simplify Como Avenue. (02/16/2015)
The family of a 24-year-old man shot and killed by St. Paul police last month is calling for a federal investigation into the incident. (02/13/2015)
Former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney will return to next month to the St. Paul City Council, where he pledges to smooth police-community relations. (02/12/2015)
Washington County prosecutors have taken over the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul after the Ramsey County Attorney's Office determined the case posed a conflict of interest. (02/12/2015)
The police department drove the relatively large increase. Police overtime shot up 42 percent, growing by more than $1 million. (02/09/2015)
The proposed location of the new building has been vacant since the 1990s, but was once home to the stately, 18-story Nicollet Hotel. (02/06/2015)
A cell phone app, developed at the University of Minnesota, monitors teens' driving habits in real time, and it alerts their parents when they break the rules of the road. (02/06/2015)
The department will report back to the St. Paul City Council by May 1 on the costs and privacy issues posed by the cameras. (02/04/2015)
Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged Michael Garant with illegally buying guns for Raymond Kmetz, who opened fire at New Hope City Hall and was killed by police. (02/04/2015)
The music and food festival, which was held in St. Paul for almost 30 years, relocated to the far west metro last year. (02/02/2015)