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

W. Minn. star athlete flees bust of underage drinking party, dies

The football player went missing after fleeing a party in western Minnesota last weekend. Officials aren't yet saying how he died.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 05:52 AM

Analysis shows outstate bridges in rough shape

Timber bridges outstate are a factor behind the low ratings in the latest Minnesota analysis.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 09:50 PM

March 4: Minn. regional airports en route to revival

Five years after Delta acquired Northwest Airlines and pulled the plug on service to airports such as St. Cloud’s, the state’s smaller airports might be poised for a comeback.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Funeral services are set for two Carleton College students

Two occupants of a vehicle involved in Friday’s deadly crash near Carleton College in Northfield remained hospitalized Monday.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Bloomington man's journal recalls long-ago trek

Lyle Lundeen cradles a palm-sized red notebook in his soft, creased left hand. The corners are frayed, but the memories...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 04:16 PM

More Minnesotans have permits to carry gun than ever

About 20 percent of the permits issued were renewals. The number of active permit holders also has grown substantially.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 10:58 PM

Baby's custody a possible factor in murder-suicide near Alexandria

A family member says a custody dispute may have factored into a murder-suicide that also involved the shooting of a...

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:51 PM

N.D. tribal members question oil boom's effects on sacred land

“Keepers of the earth” struggle to come to terms with North Dakota’s growing oil industry.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 08:24 AM

Robert Rietow, architect of Lake Harriet Band Shell, dies at 76

From the fairy-tale whimsy of the Lake Harriet Band Shell to the rocket-ship spires of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie,...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 07:37 PM

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