Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Flooding costs are still rising statewide

Communities have started rebuilding, but some are just beginning to tally the damage.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Wisconsin stocking walleyes

A two-year, $12 million initiative will add up to 800,000 fingerlings to 275 lakes across the state.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Grieving families plead for stricter distracted driving laws

Distracted drivers caused 17,500 crashes and 63 deaths in state last year.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Great Lakes welcome rising water levels

Great Lakes are rising, and the tourism and shipping industries are celebrating.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 09:18 AM

Passenger tried to stop runaway bus

The bus plunged down a Nicollet Mall sidewalk after driver appeared to have medical episode.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 03:49 PM

Charges: Pickup truck driver was on cellphone when he killed bicyclist

S. Dakota driver told police he was distracted when he hit a woman and two kids on a bike.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 05:43 AM

Waterlogged Minnesota communities brace for more rain

Communities continue to sandbag as forecasters warn cleanup crews to take precautions amid rising temps.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 12:00 PM

On audio, Waseca teen coolly tells cops of bomb plot

"I think I’m just really mentally ill and no one’s noticed," said John LaDue, the 17-year-old who allegedly plotted to kill his family and set off bombs at his school.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Anti-Islam speeches in Bagley decried

A Muslim woman said she was harassed by the speaker and his audience in the Bagley High School auditorium on...

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 09:35 PM

For cities, good fireworks shows aren't cheap or easy

As some wish for legal rockets, cities labor to put on shows.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 06:24 PM

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