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

Obituary: Sally Herbst looked out for a neighborhood

Frogtown business woman connected people.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 11:49 PM

Petunias bloom at a not-quite-forgotten cemetery

With watering can in hand, she visits a not-quite-forgotten cemetery.

Updated: July 15, 2012, - 11:02 AM

Strap, snap and zip through the air

Zip-lining is the newest craze for thrill seekers Up North.

Updated: June 30, 2012, - 01:42 PM

Dancing for the queen was an eye-opener

Leya Hale found herself dancing on a fine line between honor and offensiveness recently on the ultimate stage.

Updated: June 02, 2012, - 10:17 PM

An old-school welcome

A Minnesota teacher turned innkeeper on Bainbridge Island, just off Seattle, proves you can travel far and still feel at home.

Updated: June 02, 2012, - 11:07 AM

He drank, sped, killed, lied -- and now he gets 10 years in prison

A repeat drunken driver who initially persuaded his passenger to take the rap was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing another motorist in a high-speed crash in central Minnesota.

Updated: May 17, 2012, - 09:47 AM

Vendor hawks dogs, spreads smiles at ballpark

After a heart attack nearly killed him, he gave up the corporate job to hawk uniquely styled hot dogs.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 09:02 PM

Obituary: Sherman Rutzick, dean of St. Paul developers

Mayor Coleman says Rutzick embodied the city's immigrant, hard-working spirit.

Updated: April 09, 2012, - 08:59 PM

Feud clouds sale of Minnesota Titanic 'thank you'

A Minnesota granddaughter of Titanic survivors is irked. For the second time in five months, a letter her cigar-puffing grandfather penned on the deck -- and the stationery -- of the doomed luxury liner is going back up for auction just in time for the 100th anniversary of the ship's collision with an iceberg.

Updated: March 30, 2012, - 01:43 PM

Obituary: 'Sonny' Thompson never lost his love for music

Longtime local entertainer and former Swagman George "Sonny" Thompson dies at 83.

Updated: March 29, 2012, - 08:35 PM

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