Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

Charges: Pickup truck driver was on cellphone when he killed bicyclist

S. Dakota driver told police he was distracted when he hit a woman and two kids on a bike.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:43 AM

Waterlogged Minnesota communities brace for more rain

Communities continue to sandbag as forecasters warn cleanup crews to take precautions amid rising temps.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 12:00 PM

On audio, Waseca teen coolly tells cops of bomb plot

"I think I’m just really mentally ill and no one’s noticed," said John LaDue, the 17-year-old who allegedly plotted to kill his family and set off bombs at his school.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Anti-Islam speeches in Bagley decried

A Muslim woman said she was harassed by the speaker and his audience in the Bagley High School auditorium on...

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 09:35 PM

For cities, good fireworks shows aren't cheap or easy

As some wish for legal rockets, cities labor to put on shows.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 06:24 PM

Record-setting deluge: Emergency status in 35 Minnesota counties

Rainfall of historic proportions turned Minnesota into a vast wetland. Although skies are expected to clear Friday, the flood threat is mounting, especially on the Minnesota, Mississippi and Crow rivers.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Mankato, southern Minnesota farmland waterlogged

Floodwaters and mudslides forced the closure of streets and highways in and near Mankato, and 40 percent of the crops in southwestern Rock County have been lost to flooding.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 05:56 AM

Tiny houses -- as small as 500 square feet -- now legal in Brainerd

City Council signs off on plan to legalize 500-square-foot homes.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 03:10 PM

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