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

Mayo heirlooms auctioned off

Four generations of silver, artwork, furniture and books belonging to the families of the Mayo doctors were auctioned off in a brick building at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds. Descendants bid to keep some prized items in the famous family.

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 07:08 PM

Brooklyn Center protesters decry sand mining

More than 50 went to a metro frac sand conference to show their opposition.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 12:31 AM

A 'railgating' smorgasbord for Vikings fans

The game was the second treat for "railgating" fans who took advantage of new food trucks before kickoff.

Updated: September 24, 2012, - 07:32 AM

Mystic Lake plans to sell liquor

Mystic Lake Casino awaits approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It has long been one of the state's few dry tribal casinos, but after watching revenue suffer along with the economy and years of requests from thirsty guests, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community quietly agreed to a policy change.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 06:23 AM

Obituary: Pioneering researcher Frederick Goetz worked at U

Under the watchful eye of Dr. Frederick Goetz, nearly one in seven residents of Wadena, Minn., came to a lab, drank a sugary mixture and had their blood and urine examined during a four-hour period.

Updated: September 05, 2012, - 07:09 PM

Powerful tribe has new face

Little known outside of Shakopee Mdewakanton, Charlie Vig steps into the limelight to succeed Stanley Crooks.

Updated: September 02, 2012, - 06:41 AM

Throngs remember Stanley Crooks

Mourners from around country bid farewell to one of the nation's most influential tribal leaders.

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 09:48 PM

Retracing the war that shaped Minnesota

Important sites help tell the tale of the bloody U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 that helped define early Minnesota.

Updated: August 25, 2012, - 10:49 AM

Sacred stone carves a legacy

The soft, blood-red stone is still quarried by hand at Pipestone National Monument, a practice that dates back 3,000 years.

Updated: August 24, 2012, - 08:20 AM

For Minnesotans, fair days ahead

Attendance varies, but the State Fair endures as a ritual celebrating summer's bounty and Minnesota's traditions.

Updated: August 22, 2012, - 03:07 PM

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