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

Minneapolis man 'crushed' by allegations of Nazi ties

A day after German court ruled it had authority to pursue case against Michael Karkoc, son insists his father is...

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 08:30 PM

My Minnesota: Juggling dual roles drafting greeting cards and pouring draft beers

The date and venue of Andrew Shannon’s upcoming wedding provide a glimpse into the personality of this greeting card entrepreneur...

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 03:56 PM

Dakota heirs sue to reclaim 12 square miles in southern Minnesota

Descendants of “loyal” Indians from 1862 war seek the return of 12 square miles near Morton.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:39 PM

May 17: Playmaker to pariah: Sudden fall of Philip Nelson

A story of a nasty fight outside a Mankato bar, which might have attracted scant attention, has mushroomed into a national story because of who was involved.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 11:05 PM

May 15: Charges: Man came to Nelson’s aid in Mankato

Trevor Shelley told authorities that he didn't hit Isaac Kolstad. Told that surveillance cameras might have captured what happened, “Shelley maintained that he did not hit anyone.”

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 05:27 AM

2nd suspect arrested; Rutgers drops Nelson

Assault charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against Trevor Shelley, 21, who authorities and witnesses say punched Isaac Kolstad, rendering him unconscious on a street outside bars.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 07:42 AM

Ex-Gopher Philip Nelson released on $20K bail

Isaac Kolstad, a 24-year-old father, lies in grave condition with a fractured skull and swollen brain after an altercation in downtown Mankato. Doctors are unsure if he will survive.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 10:06 AM

Minnesota towns praying before meetings feel lift from Supreme Court

Minnesota mayors, councils find Supreme Court validates tradition.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 10:18 PM

B&B owner launches nonprofit to help cancer sufferers

PEQUOT LAKES, MINN.Cindy and Steve Bartlett had spent their entire lives in the Twin Cities. They raised three sons, shuttling...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 05:11 PM

Minneapolis musician Ian Thomas Alexy looks to film, solo projects

He’s never owned an iPod, Mp3 player or even ear buds. “My ears,” Ian Thomas Alexy says, “have had enough...

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 05:37 PM

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