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

Nov. 27: Anticipation, anxiety as state prepares for next medical marijuana step

The state will reveal two suppliers on Monday.

Updated: November 27, 2014, - 10:25 PM

'Bigotry' on Facebook costs Big Stone GOP chairman his day job

Jack Whitley had called Muslims “terrorists” and “parasites,” and urged someone to “frag ‘em.”

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 12:20 AM

Big Stone County GOP chairman: Muslims are terrorists, we should 'frag 'em'

Big Stone County Republican Party chairman says Muslims have lost the “constitutional right to practice your freedom of religion”; need to repent and accept Jesus

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 09:41 AM

MnDOT may build state's highest bridge to replace highway

The proposed reroute for Hwy. 53 would cost an estimated $220 million, but would preserve a highway that’s a lifeline for Iron Range towns of Virginia, Eveleth, Gilbert and Mountain Iron.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 11:03 AM

Several Minnesota towns vote to lift Sunday restrictions on bars

Cities such as Maynard voted to open the game-day taps at sports bars and taverns.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Luck of the draw breaks tie vote in Cook County

In Minnesota, if the voters can’t pick a winner, state law leaves it up to blind chance. So Monday morning, the two candidates in Cook squared off in front of a cloth bag that held two plastic board game pieces, one red and one blue. The candidate who drew the red piece would be the new county commissioner.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Peterson, Nolan beat back GOP congressional challengers

The two Democrats faced strong and well-financed Republican opponents.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 11:18 AM

Dayton is mum for now on expanding medical pot program

All other gubernatorial candidates support medical expansion.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 09:30 PM

'Maidens' cult case shadows Pine County attorney's race

The two-year wait to press charges against the disgraced pastor has candidates for county attorney debating issues.

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 06:05 AM

'Ides of October' threat alarms University of Wisconsin-River Falls

The usual tension of midterm exams at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls was heightened by an anonymous threat of campus...

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 06:47 PM

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