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

Third teen arrested in killing of Willmar church volunteer

Male suspects ages 19, 17 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of killing a 79-year-old woman in her home on the eastern edge of Willmar.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 12:09 PM

Obituary: U's John Riedl was pioneer of recommender systems

It was a gee-whiz innovation, a concept that would later help thousands of companies earn more money, but to John...

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 12:12 PM

July 27: Cassar's wild tales bilked neighbors of $840K

Carolyn Cassar admitted to a judge that she befriended and then bilked her elderly next-door neighbors out of more than $800,000 with elaborate lies involving a dead daughter in Washington, D.C., and an ex-husband being accused overseas of killing her sister.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 06:55 AM

Huge pot-growing operation, valued at $4.1 million, busted near Hinckley

Busloads of agents seized more than 5,500 marijuana plants Wednesday in a predawn raid of land east of Hinckley, but no suspects were captured.

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Rash of motorcycle deaths worries Minnesota riders, officials

Despite a record number of riders, fewer are going to safety training classes. Since January, more than half of those killed in motorcycle crashes statewide were over the age of 45.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 08:15 AM

Oil spill specter shadows Minnesota rail towns

North Dakota's crude oil boom has reinvigorated train traffic -- from 9,500 cars in 2008 to more than 233,000 last year and probably more than 380,000 this year -- but what if nags at some who live near tracks.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 10:36 AM

Minnesota college students mull life's big questions at 'Philosophy Camp'

In a course like few others, U of M students go to “camp” to discuss Plato and other big ideas...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 04:51 PM

Campus beat: Mid-MOOC, a University of Minnesota professor checks in

This course on “global” food systems boasts a class list that’s truly international.People participating in “Sustainability of Food Systems: A...

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 08:02 PM

On campus beat: MnSCU poised to make 'bold shift'

Instead of acting like a random collection of campuses, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities must become a more strategic...

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Tuition freeze part of $1.9 billion MnSCU budget

Most students will pay less next year thanks to new state funding and changes in a federal grant program.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 08:18 PM

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