Jennifer Brooks

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

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First year of TCF Bank beer sales lost money for U

The University of Minnesota sold nearly $1 million in beer and wine at TCF Bank Stadium last year — and...

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 02:11 PM

Insurance exchange bill clears final hurdle

Republicans criticized the bill creating an online marketplace to shop for health plans as overly powerful. The insurance exchange is...

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 05:37 AM

Mayo subsidy request facing a tough sell at Minnesota Legislature

A half-billion subsidy request for expansion faces obstacles.

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 06:17 AM

Minnesota House passes health insurance exchange bill

Minnesota is edging closer to creating an online marketplace where more than a million people and small businesses will shop for health insurance. Legislators passed a compromise bill early today 72-61.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 10:37 AM

Same-sex marriage bill advances in Legislature

Bill sparks passionate debate on both sides before House and Senate committees vote.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 09:35 AM

Minnesota Senate to vote today on Health Insurance Exchange

State has already spent millions to prime the online marketplace.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 07:30 AM

Expand beer and wine to more U arenas, legislator says

Not so fast, say university officials. “We do have a couple of concerns,” said university lobbyist Todd Iverson. The university, he said, would like to wait to study how alcohol affects the games at the stadium before expanding to other venues.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 01:27 PM

Minnesota House approves creating health insurance exchange

Supporters of the health-care system say it will lower prices through competition. Foes say it could be a $60 million...

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 10:24 AM

House gun-control bill focuses on background checks

However, the bill deliberately ignored assault-weapons bans and ammunition clip sizes. One foe said it makes no difference. It’s DOA.

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Rochester ponders $6 billion Mayo expansion

The world-renowned clinic has a grand plan – requiring $585 million from the state, to make its city a destination.

Updated: February 24, 2013, - 02:09 PM

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