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

Property owner boots Superior Hiking Trail off land, forcing detour

The 1.6 miles that crosses Randy Bowe’s land will close to hikers, forcing alternative routes.

Updated: April 28, 2015, - 11:55 PM

New Alexandria high school rethinks the classroom

In Alexandria, there’s a new high school template — moving walls, no desks, and a new way to teach.

Updated: April 26, 2015, - 11:14 AM

Minnesota city sues makers of 'flushable' wipes over clogged sewers

The city of Wyoming, Minn., is suing six makers of wet wipes, arguing that “so-called flushable wipes” are clogging their wastewater systems and costing them money.

Updated: April 25, 2015, - 02:16 PM

Wisconsin village votes to keep daily sirens

After months of debate, the “loud noise” will still call folks to wake up, eat, go home.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 09:13 PM

Towns with daily sirens balance nostalgia, nuisance

Few have kept the handful of daily sirens that once dotted the workday in the factories and fields.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 10:58 AM

Human remains found next to I-90 near Albert Lea

Authorities are investigating human remains found beside Interstate 90 near Albert Lea as a suspicious death.Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag...

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 09:48 PM

'Flushable' wipes can cost thousands to fix clogged pipes

The cloths have increasingly plugged pipes and pumps in recent years, forcing Minnesota cities to boost their monitoring and invest in expensive grinders.

Updated: April 05, 2015, - 09:10 PM

Inmates to butchers: Bill would create meat processing program

Bill would make prison work a formal training program.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 10:22 PM

Tiny (house) idea has big promise for helping the homeless

The village of 98-square-foot-houses has inspired international curiosity and could become a template for similar projects. ­Activists, nonprofits and students from hundreds of cities — including Rochester, Duluth and St. Cloud — have inquired.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 11:09 AM

Brazilian 'maiden' spent years aiding fugitive cult leader Victor Barnard

Victor Barnard, through his Brazilian attorney, says he’s innocent of abusing girls.

Updated: March 08, 2015, - 08:12 PM

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