Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

April 27: Caught in a cult's dark embrace

Victor Barnard played the shepherd, wearing linen clothes and sometimes wielding a shepherd’s crook. And he warned his followers against those who might turn against him — calling them wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:29 PM

April 20: Friends recall rise and fall of Victor Barnard

From charismatic kid to wanted fugitive, friends recall how a kid from Minneapolis fell in with The Way and lost his way.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Dayton warns North Dakota not to rush ahead with Red River diversion projects

Gov. Mark Dayton says Fargo Moorhead Diversion plan that would flood Minnesota farmland might be “unacceptable.”

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 07:13 PM

Medical marijuana briefing draws hundreds of interested entrepreneurs

More than 250 aspiring entrepreneurs crowded the Minnesota History Center on Friday to learn how to become one of the...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Minnesota will-planning program offers peace officers some peace of mind

The free program helps police, first responders prepare for the worst.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 11:57 PM

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