Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Former state Rep. Tom Rukavina returns to politics: ‘I missed it’

“I missed it, to be honest with you. I just missed being able to work a room and I missed being with people,” said Rukavina, 63, one of three candidates vying for a nonpartisan seat on the St. Louis County Board.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 12:02 AM

Obituary: Vernon Teichroew, accountant by trade, was 'Mr. Roosevelt'

His name was Vernon Teich­roew, but they called him “Mr. Roosevelt.”Teichroew spent most of his life helping others. And few...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 03:48 PM

Kindergartner brings gun to Benson school

No one hurt at Northside Elementary as weapon was quickly confiscated.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 09:41 PM

For Florida's happy Minnesotans, it takes a village

The Villages; the fastest-growing, ­fastest-graying community in America with more than 101,000 people, includes a huge, happy contingent of former Minnesotans.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:27 PM

Tuesday: Families of murdered teens break silence

Relatives welcome verdict but mourn deaths and the “little things” they will miss.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 11:15 AM

Minnesota, Leech Lake Band square off over cigarette tax

Leech Lake Reservation is in a dispute with the state over taxation fairness and sovereignty.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 09:27 AM

'Maidens' sex abuse case took 2 years before charges were filed

Investigators are searching for the former pastor of the River Road Fellowship, Victor A. Barnard, who faces dozens of counts of abusing underage girls in his Finlayson, Minn., congregation.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:50 PM

Hoffner takes back Mankato job; school apologizes

Fighting tears, Todd Hoffner said he would be leaving his new post at Minot State to return to the university that fired him — wrongly, an arbitrator ruled last week — after he was cleared of all suspicion that videos he shot of his young children at bath time were child pornography.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 08:27 AM

N.D. hopes to lure workers with promises of the 'Good Life'

Minnesota’s neighbor to the northwest is on the verge of a new national advertising campaign. The hope is to lure enough warm bodies — and skilled workers — to fill 25,000 jobs now vacant, and another 76,000 that it expects to see by the end of the decade.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Minnesota lawmakers expand extra funding to midsize school districts

Legislature expanded extra funding to all school districts, regardless of size.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:27 PM

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