Jennifer Brooks

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

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July 9: Capitol renovation promises to be 'miserable'

Restoring the 100-year-old icon will displace everyone from tourists to the governor.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 01:42 PM

Minnesota communities spent $7.8 million on state lobbying in 2012

Annual report from the state auditor shows a dip in local lobbying in St. Paul, compared with 2011.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Wisconsin pushes abortion restrictions

In Minnesota, now surrounded by stricter laws, both sides watch neighboring states.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 11:34 PM

Community gardens flourishing with an assist from Minnesota taxpayers

The support, given over two years, offers a boost to community gardens around the state. Some lawmakers had raised objections.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 09:02 PM

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

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