Jennifer Brooks

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

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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

Rochester, Mayo Clinic celebrate $585 million windfall from the state

Minnesota came up with the money — more than half a billion dollars — and now Mayo Clinic is keeping its part of the bargain. It won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 11:37 PM

$2 billion tax plan wins final approval on deadline at Capitol

With five minutes in the 2013 legislative session to spare before the midnight deadline, the Senate voted 36-30 to pass a $2.1 billion tax bill that ushers in higher taxes on the wealthy and smokers.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 01:19 PM

Union debate grips Capitol; budget measures squeaking by

The Minnesota Senate granted final passage to a $15.7 billion education funding bill that will give most parents access to free, all-day kindergarten beginning next year.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 05:17 AM

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