Jennifer Brooks

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

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GOP state Sen. David Hann rules out run for governor

State Senate minority leader says his job “deserves my full attention.” Four other Republicans are in race, with more expected.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 12:25 PM

Dayton declares state of emergency in storm-battered counties

June storms caused widespread damage, flash flooding in more than two dozen Minnesota counties.

Updated: July 03, 2013, - 08:28 PM

Republican Mike McFadden raises $700,000 for Senate campaign

GOP’s Mike McFadden says it took him a month.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 09:15 PM

June 29: Minnesota bellies up to beer boom

New beer-friendly state laws have sparked a brewery boom in Minnesota that has catapulted the state into one of the nation’s fastest-growing craft brew markets.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 10:16 PM

GOP state Sen. Dave Thompson announces campaign for governor

State Sen. Dave Thompson launched his campaign for governor Wednesday, calling for lower taxes, smaller government and sweeping changes to...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 12:07 AM

Minnesota DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler's 'Uncle Thomas' tweet ripped

State Rep. Ryan Winkler apologizes for bashing Clarence Thomas.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 10:28 PM

More GOP hopefuls prepare to jump into Minnesota governor's race

The number of Republican candidates will double this week. But Dayton’s recent increase in statewide approval, he’ll be tough to...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 10:13 PM

Hot Dish Politics: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again to pass your bill next year

There’s always next year.That’s the mantra that consoles anyone who backed a bill that didn’t make it through the Legislature...

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 05:33 PM

Anoka County Board Chairwoman Sivarajah enters race for Bachmann's seat

The Anoka County Board chairwoman is the second Republican in Sixth District race.

Updated: June 12, 2013, - 09:32 PM

In calling it quits, Bachmann calls her future 'limitless'

In surprise announcement, Republican says she won’t run for fifth term in Congress.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:47 PM

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