Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Minnesota bill: Compensate the wrongfully imprisoned

Minnesota may join 29 states that offer compensation to people later found innocent of the crimes that sent them to...

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Will Minnesota be next state to legalize medical marijuana?

Before Minnesota considers following 20 states, a debate rages within homes, at the Capitol, health offices and law agencies.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 06:58 AM

Blue Cross cancels new ride plan for rural Medicaid patients

Blue Cross Medical and MTM terminated contract after nine days, amid complaints outstate Medicaid patients missed rides to doctor.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Patients worry as Blue Cross switches rural ride service

Medicaid patients worry they won’t be able to get to life-saving appointments.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Minnesota stands to gain from North Dakota drone tests

North Dakota beat Minnesota in the race to be named one of the FAA’s first six test sites of new commercial uses for unmanned aircraft systems, but there's hope the drones will deliver an economic boost to Minnesota, too.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Dayton says he'd sign off on Sunday liquor sales

The governor won’t push for Sunday liquor sales, but he says he will sign bill if Legislature acts to lift...

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 12:05 AM

Dec. 13: Dayton defends MNsure chief’s vacation decision

But critics claim April Todd-Malmlov shouldn’t have taken a two-week vacation while the health insurance exchange was still ailing.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 07:26 PM

GOP rivals after Bachman's seat find common ground

Three Republican rivals to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann found small room for debate.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 04:37 AM

Dec. 12: Dayton frets over MNsure glitches

Governor says it’s “past the point” where insurance website’s problems should’ve resolved.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 05:28 AM

Dec. 10: U students take their crime fears to Senate hearing

University and law enforcement officials say they hear the concerns about the spate of recent crimes on or near the Minneapolis campus.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 10:31 PM

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