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

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

June 14: U regents approve budget freezing tuition for in-state undergrads

The plan also increases tuition for students from states without reciprocity agreements, raises price tags for graduate and professional students and boosts funding for research. It cuts administrative costs and funds the hiring of more than 50 faculty members.

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Study finds targets for cost-cutting at University of Minnesota

Critics complained the administration has been “on a spending spree.”

Updated: June 14, 2013, - 05:01 PM

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