Jenna Ross

Reporter | State News
Phone: 612-673-7168
Jenna Ross covers state news. She previously reported on higher education, including the University of Minnesota, for more than four years. She tweets at @ByJenna.

Recent content from Jenna Ross

Retiree returns home to give old town a new future

Since Muriel Krusemark took a part-time gig as Hoffman’s economic development coordinator, businesses have filled the city’s main drag, in contrast to economic forces that have emptied out similar Main Streets.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 09:50 PM

April 20: Friends recall rise and fall of Victor Barnard

From charismatic kid to wanted fugitive, friends recall how a kid from Minneapolis fell in with The Way and lost his way.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:29 PM

April 16: Charges: Minister raped 'Maidens' in Minn. camp for years

Victor A. Barnard, 52, who ruled over a camp of “Maidens” in Pine County, has been charged with 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Barnard has yet to be apprehended but is believed to be in Washington state,

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:28 PM

Going camping: A summer safe haven for LGBT teens

Transgender teenagers are trekking to a camp in Deerwood, Minn., in growing numbers in search of their own acceptance.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 07:58 PM

Perham firm finds a passport to a booming economy

Struggling to fill positions, fast-growing snack food manufacturer KLN Family Brands hires workers from overseas, many of them from Ukraine.

Updated: August 03, 2014, - 06:07 PM

Bizarre shooting rattles Bemidji: Neighbor shoots teen 3 times

Chad Eric Pickering, 40, targeted the 17-year-old just hours after she confronted him about riding his lawn mower through her yard, according to charges.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 02:23 PM

Friends still puzzle over Willmar teen's role in grandma's murder

Some of Robert Warwick’s friends believe Robbie when he told the courtroom that he and Brok Junkermeier, the 19-year-old who stabbed and strangled Lila Warwick, had planned to rob his grandma, but not kill her.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 05:19 AM

July 3: Warwick gets life in grandmother's killing

In a packed Willmar courtroom, Robert Warwick admitted to his role in the killing last summer of his grandmother, Lila Warwick.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Education, Giant's Ridge, in new IRRRB budget

In a first, the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board's budget has a fund for K-12 education. It passed unanimously...

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 04:41 PM

Harmony, Minn., will pay up to $12,000 for new residents

In an empty, grassy lot bordered by cornfields stands a red sign: “Up to $12,000 CASH to Build in Harmony!” Cities and counties, looking to boost property tax revenue, fill schools and rejuvenate Main Street businesses, have long tried creative ways to lure residents — with mixed results.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 06:08 AM

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