Jennifer Brooks

Reporter | Region
Phone: 612-673-4008
Jennifer Brooks is a regional reporter who covers stories around Minnesota and beyond.

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Extraditing fugitive cult leader Victor Barnard from Brazil could take years

Getting Victor Barnard extradited could take years, Pine County officials say.

Updated: March 04, 2015, - 08:31 PM

Minn. cult leader Victor Barnard hid out in Brazil

Barnard to return to Minnesota on sex-crime charges. Woman was arrested, released.

Updated: March 02, 2015, - 11:59 PM

Fugitive Minnesota cult head captured in Brazil beach lair

A Minnesota cult leader who has been the subject of a global manhunt was arrested Saturday in Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports. Victor A. Barnard, 53, faces 59 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a flock of young "Maidens" as part of a camp in Pine County.

Updated: March 01, 2015, - 08:48 AM

Obituary: Poet Lucille Broderson began a three-decade writing career in her 60s

At an age when some careers and dreams start winding down, Lucille Broderson took up a pen and found her...

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 11:27 PM

1,000 Minnesota patients interested in medical marijuana

State survey offers first look at cannabis program.

Updated: February 23, 2015, - 10:14 PM

Bemidji, Bangor battle for Bunyan and Babe bragging rights

For decades, the Minnesota and Maine communities have hosted rival Paul Bunyan statues and made dueling claims to be the birthplace of American folklore’s largest lumberjack. Now, Bangor wants to close the Babe gap.

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 05:49 PM

Faribault welcomes its winners amid dance team controversy

The school held a pep rally to honor a team engulfed in controversy and school officials were celebrating the dance team’s victory during a high school basketball game later in the evening.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 10:38 AM

Prior Lake High student dies in crash; two others badly hurt

A vehicle the 14-year-old was riding in hit a tree.

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 05:41 PM

Propane policies make for hot debate at Legislature

Legislators propose ways to ensure low-cost fuel; others say they’re not needed

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 04:58 PM

Moorhead police said car they sought isn't part of North Dakota State student's killing

The car Moorhead police were seeking in connection to the Thomas Bearson homicide has been found, but it does not...

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 09:48 PM

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