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

Jobs abound on the prairie in southwestern Minnesota

Southwestern Minnesota’s rosy employment numbers reflect a good-news trend for several counties located far from the Twin Cities.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 10:18 PM

Cast adrift on the ocean of oil

A teacher, a preacher and a cop decide they’ve had enough of the crime, the traffic and the outsiders.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Obituary: Lou Gelfand, longtime Star Tribune readers' representative

For nearly 23 years, Lou Gelfand loved a job few could stomach. As one of the nation’s longest-serving newspaper ombudsmen,...

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 07:38 PM

Nativity scene stolen from St. Joseph, Minn., church returned

The thieves not only violated one of the Ten Commandments, they did so brazenly.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Duluth’s mayor says no thanks to a $20k raise

Don Ness says he is worried about accepting the bump while many of his constituents are facing job cuts or financial difficulties.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 12:34 PM

'November Fury' recalls a deadly Lake Huron storm

On its 100th anniversary, a new book details a deadly Lake Huron storm.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 04:14 PM

For veterans, N.D. oil fields have become the next deployment

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are flocking to North Dakota’s oil fields, braving new dangers and spartan lives to...

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 10:46 PM

Nov. 5, 2013: Newlywed confesses to defacing monument

Cole Randall, of Plymouth, told investigators that a cancer scare for his new wife led him to carve their names into Pompeys Pillar, a sandstone column in Montana that also bears incisions marking the passage of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 06:54 AM

Life in the Boom: Oil riches call ... and family life waits

Workers powering North Dakota’s bonanza lead split lives, commuting from afar as loved ones stay home.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Son of St. Paul icon gets doctorate degree with a nod to dad

Mitchell McDonald was walking into a movie theater with a date when his cellphone buzzed one Saturday night five years...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:55 PM

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