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

Longtime Minneapolis teacher found dead in Idaho after hiking tragedy

The week she would have celebrated her 70th birthday, Amelia Linkert died of exposure in a national park in Idaho.

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 07:44 PM

Model train aficionado builds a little world in his Brooklyn Center basement

When engineer Gary Brown designed his house in Brooklyn Center 20 years ago, he had to overcome one tricky requirement: There could be no plumbing running through the exterior walls, he explains, “so the train would fit.”

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 11:45 PM

Posada Puerto Bemberg offers perfect respite

After a visit to roaring, bustling Iguazú Falls, a stay at a former tea plantation-turned-luxury hotel calms the jungle.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 02:46 PM

My Minnesota: Oromo student takes part in unique show

When 14-year-old Hamdi Abdujalil first arrived in Minnesota in November 2009, he surveyed the bleak snow-covered landscape near his south...

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 04:57 PM

Man who killed himself would have been arrested for killing cop

The Minnesota BCA said Eric Thomes, 31, would have been arrested for the Nov. 29, 2012, killing of Tom Decker had he not hanged himself after questioning in January.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 11:12 PM

On Day 1 of Minn. gay weddings, not so much hoopla outstate

While dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot on Day 1 in the Twin Cities area amid pomp and hoopla, Thursday’s historic legal change played out more ­quietly in outstate Minnesota where several counties reported no gay couples have applied for marriage licenses.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 06:18 AM

Minnetonka teens doggedly pursue pet lost in BWCA

Five Minnetonka High runners chased down the pooch named Tomah and got her back to her grateful owners.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 07:55 AM

Obituary: June Ahlfs Qualy, chemical dependency counselor

As a longtime chemical dependency counselor, June Qualy was known for braiding her tough approach with deeply rooted spirituality and...

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 09:21 PM

A $9.8M federal grant to help raise Hwy. 169 above flood plain near Mankato

After seven closures from flooding in 20 years, a $9.8 million federal grant will help the effort to solve problem...

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Former farm girl and business student reaches 108

Trudie McFarland enjoys her morning rituals. Oatmeal, toast, an egg, coffee with half-and-half and her newspaper.“She likes to read the...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 09:11 PM

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