Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

Minneapolis saw a record $2 billion in new construction in 2014, up about 60 percent from the previous year. (12/26/2014)
In a series of tests, the new leader has shown the folly of underestimating her. (12/23/2014)
Protesters with their arms in the air, chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!" walked through the Mall of America Saturday afternoon, while others gathered in the building's rotunda amid stories-high silver Christmas trees, chanting "Black Lives Matter." (12/20/2014)
The city now estimates that sewer and street construction surrounding CHS Field will cost as much as $7 million to complete — more than twice what it originally projected. (12/19/2014)
The Minneapolis city attorney has dropped trespassing charges filed against Navell Gordon and Wintana Melekin, two employees of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. (12/12/2014)
Upset about proposed cuts to Mayor Betsy Hodges' budget, protesters got loud in council chambers Wednesday night and then got at least some of what they were seeking. (12/11/2014)
The St. Paul City Council plan would extend weeknight hours at seven city libraries and add Sunday hours at the Merriam Park library. (12/10/2014)
City Council members on Wednesday ordered Lyft, Uber and other ride share services to turn over driver names on demand as a condition of operating in the city. (12/03/2014)
Mattresses are bulky, awkward to move and full of air, so they don't like to stay buried in landfills. Instead, they slowly work their way to the surface, rising from the earth like zombies. (11/24/2014)
The Metropolitan Council released three different bridge concepts for the Kenilworth channel crossing in Minneapolis Monday. (11/24/2014)
A proposal approved Thursday would legalize small apartments above garages in residential neighborhoods. (11/20/2014)
Battered by criticism over the poor state of city roads last winter, city officials in St. Paul are turning to a philosopher for help. (11/19/2014)
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin is opening satellite locations in Minneapolis to serve the closing organization's clients. (11/17/2014)
Even before the recent KSTP report, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has enjoyed growing influence in Minneapolis city politics. (11/12/2014)
A Department of Natural Resources geologist says man-made factors may have contributed to a May 22 landslide. Her assessment runs counter to the city's conclusion. (11/07/2014)