Curtis Gilbert Feature Archive

Mayor Betsy Hodges asked all city departments what they could do to "move the dial on equity" and what it would cost. Whether the recommendations get funding is up to Hodges and the city council. (08/10/2014)
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office received the report of the missing swimmer at 10:16 a.m. and the body was found at 11:19 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. (08/06/2014)
Documents show Mayor Chris Coleman asked the department for nearly $2 million in cuts. (07/28/2014)
The city's civil rights and 911 departments scored among the lowest in job satisfaction. (07/24/2014)
He's open to giving Green Line drivers more power over traffic lights. (07/23/2014)
The former riverfront home of Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul holds tremendous potential for redevelopment, Mayor Chris Coleman said Tuesday. (07/22/2014)
A memo from St. Paul Public Works suggests reduced street sweeping again next year, plus cutting residential street rebuilding and bike safety programs in order to find money to fix the roads. (07/17/2014)
While midnight fireworks were part of a prior deal with city officials, "the show that the fireworks vendor executed was louder and longer than what we were expecting. (07/15/2014)
An advisory board that includes officials from Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka, on Wednesday voted to support the agreement, although several suggested Minneapolis is receiving special treatment. (07/09/2014)
The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council have struck a tentative deal that could allow the proposed Southwest light rail project to move forward. (07/08/2014)
The nearly $1.7 billion budget for the proposed Southwest Light Rail project includes a tantalizing pot of money for the cities along the line: a contingency fund estimated at about $300 million. (07/03/2014)
The city has until July 14 to vote on the project and has yet to schedule a hearing. It has been negotiating with the Metropolitan Council behind closed doors for the last two months. The parties have revealed little about the status of those talks. (07/02/2014)
The city of Minneapolis will need to find more money for a new downtown park now that Radisson has abandoned a planned hotel development nearby. (07/01/2014)
It's been a tough month for cities and counties around the state. "It was little different than a typical disaster," said Hennepin County's Eric Waage. "This has been just body blows coming in rapid succession." (06/30/2014)
Every city along the proposed line has until July 14 to vote on the project. Hopkins and Minnnetonka have already approved it. St. Louis Park and Hennepin County are scheduled to vote next week, Eden Prairie the week after that. (06/30/2014)