Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Dayton tries to calm waters in diversion fight

Recent letters between North Dakota and Minnesota have struck a more conciliatory tone.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 10:25 PM

Businesses' skepticism of service dogs creates conflicts

When clashes occur, canines trump "no-dogs-allowed" policies.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Marijuana research tough in Minnesota

It took four years to obtain approval for one pain study.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 11:14 PM

Bachman's owners might branch out into medical marijuana

Bachman family members among those wanting to produce medical marijuana for state.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 08:48 PM

Dayton blasts North Dakota over Red River diversion project

Gov. Dayton warns North Dakota not to proceed on project to divert water from Fargo without Minnesota’s consent.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Fair gets off to wet, wonderful start

An early morning storm didn’t dampen spirits in the least as crowds gathered for the State Fair opener.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 12:47 PM

Blue Plate drops plan to dip into tips to offset higher minimum wage

In the face of community backlash, the Blue Plate restaurant chain will no longer dip into employee tips to offset the cost of Minnesota’s higher minimum wage.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Obituary: Dominic Postiglione, local comics legend and State Fair root beer salesman, dies at 52

To some, he was the comics guy. To some, he was the State Fair root beer guy.To the people who...

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:50 PM

'Killer Hall': Interior secretary tours crumbling tribal school

“Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school is not serving its students’ needs,” said Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department oversees the Indian education bureau.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 12:36 AM

Change is an annual tradition at Minnesota State Fair

When fair organizers spent $15 million and the better part of the year on a fairgrounds overhaul, they knew they were tampering with something that people love.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 08:04 AM

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