Jennifer Brooks

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5049
Jennifer Brooks covers politics for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Minimum wage increase gets mixed welcome

But what Minnesota's first increase in a decade will do is a guess, for workers and their employers.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Obituary: Joe Lueken, Bemidji grocer who shared the wealth

Joe Lueken could have sold his busi­ness for a for­tune, but there was some­thing he valued more.The Bemidji gro­cer made...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 07:35 PM

Appeals court rules against Last Place on Earth

An appeals court ruled Duluth had reason to shut the head shop, which was selling synthetic drugs.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 09:46 PM

Minnesota names first marijuana director

Michelle Larson has less than a year to set up the program that will regulate the new medicine.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:39 PM

Duluth, Hibbing airports seek Oberstar naming rights

Two airport authorities hope to rename their new terminals in honor of the late congressman.

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

Flooding costs are still rising statewide

Communities have started rebuilding, but some are just beginning to tally the damage.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Wisconsin stocking walleyes

A two-year, $12 million initiative will add up to 800,000 fingerlings to 275 lakes across the state.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Grieving families plead for stricter distracted driving laws

Distracted drivers caused 17,500 crashes and 63 deaths in state last year.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Great Lakes welcome rising water levels

Great Lakes are rising, and the tourism and shipping industries are celebrating.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 09:18 AM

Passenger tried to stop runaway bus

The bus plunged down a Nicollet Mall sidewalk after driver appeared to have medical episode.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 03:49 PM

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