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

Will new flu strain close the Swine Barn at Minnesota State Fair?

With one case confirmed in Minnesota, disease expert Michael Osterholm says the State Fair staple should be closed to the public this year.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 09:43 AM

Dakota cross border to a 150-year-old welcome home

Dakota are welcomed from exile in ceremony at South Dakota-Minnesota line.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 09:55 PM

Little Crow's legacy

He travels far in a failed effort to recruit bands to join the revolt. With a bounty on his head, a decision to slip back into Minnesota proves to be a fatal error.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 10:23 PM

LITTLE CROW'S LEGACY

He travels far in a failed effort to recruit bands to join the revolt. With a bounty on his head, a decision to slip back into Minnesota proves to be a fatal error.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 06:33 PM

Reaching back to touch the past

A century and a half after the U.S.-Dakota War, Harry Lamson, an 82-year-old retired state trooper, sits in a cottage on the shores of Lake Superior, cradling a double-barreled, muzzle-loading gun with a cracked stock.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 06:32 PM

In Little Crow's wake, horrors for the Dakota

The defeated Dakota endure a forced march, angry mobs and calls for their extermination. More than 300 men are sentenced to hang.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 04:13 PM

In Little Crow's wake, horrors for the Dakota

The defeated Dakota endure a forced march, angry mobs and calls for their extermination. More than 300 men are sentenced to hang.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 04:13 PM

A man lost in history

The darkest chapter in Minnesota's past, through the rise and fall of one Dakota leader.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 08:40 PM

Born to lead

In the final years of traditional Dakota life in Minnesota, Little Crow's mother prepared him to lead his people.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 08:39 PM

Little Crow: 'When men are hungry, they help themselves'

With his people starving and treaty payments too late to help, Little Crow is pushed toward war. A bloody confrontation lights the fuse.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 08:39 PM

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