Curt Brown

Reporter | General Assignment
Phone: 612-673-4767
In addition to covering regional issues and writing profiles, Curt contributes to the “Escape Artists” travel blog and writes bi-weekly Sunday “My Minnesota” mini-profiles, offering a sense-of-place look at intriguing Minnesotans.

Recent content from Curt Brown

Towns try to reconcile new oil wealth with prairie heritage

The oil frenzy has thrust quiet, tiny dots on the map such as Keene, N.D., into cataclysmic change — forever altering the stark landscape and the lives of families whose ancestors settled here generations ago.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 01:17 PM

April 11: Dismissed MSU-Mankato coach wins ruling

An arbitrator ruled Minnesota State University-Mankato was wrong to dismiss Todd Hoffner after he was cleared of child pornography charges stemming from nude images of his kids on his cellphone.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 07:14 AM

GM recall reopens wounds for family of a teen killed in crash

She’s faced off against the CEO of General Motors, attended a congressional hearing and filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Minnesota. Recent weeks have been a whirlwind for Jayne Rimer, more than seven years after her only child was killed in a crash now suddenly linked to a defective ignition switch.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Storm warning: This one could break April snow record

Go ahead and bet forecasters are wrong about the possibly record snowstorm heading our way. The odds -- and science — are against you. But they're saying we could get almost another foot tonight and tomorrow.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 10:36 AM

Blizzard smacks NW Minnesota; rain, sleet in metro forecast

A March-ending blizzard blinded the northwest corner of Minnesota with more than a dozen inches of blowing snow and winds topping 50 miles per hour Monday.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 03:15 AM

REVIEW: 'Incident at the Otterville Station,' by John Christgau

NONFICTION: The true story of Minnesota soldiers during the Civil War who helped save the lives of runaway slaves.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 11:25 AM

Rez Radio: 4 tribal stations are thriving Up North

Stations in Indian Country have preserved the Ojibwe language and strengthened community.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Minnewaska student wins $70K from school over Facebook post

ACLU sued Minnewaska school after sixth-grader was forced to give up password.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Petition drive hopes to pardon 40 executed Dakota fighters from 1862

Petition to pardon 38 hanged Dakota fighters has until Friday to reach 100,000 signatures.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 11:45 PM

REVIEW: 'Strongwood,' by Larry Millett

FICTION: In Larry Millett’s seventh Sherlock Holmes mystery, a working girl goes on trial in the murder of her wealthy...

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 07:11 AM

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