Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

Fargo cop who killed himself was on verge of being fired

Internal affairs investigation said the 23-year veteran of the force had lost his credibility and the trust of colleagues.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 07:08 PM

Locked out, Bemidji girl, 6, froze; cousin charged with manslaughter

Her 22-year-old cousin is charged with manslaughter.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 11:21 PM

Court: Duluth casino suit is a federal matter

The city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac band must continue their legal battle in federal court, the Minnesota...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:15 PM

March 11: Medical marijuana bill stuck at Capitol

Supporters have offered compromises, but law enforcement remains flatly opposed to legalization.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Rep. Garofalo apologizes for tweet on NBA that many called racist

After a sharp backlash, he took back words that many called racist.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Medical marijuana bill clears first hurdle at Minn. Legislature

Dozens of Minnesotans lined up to testify in favor of a bill that would make this the 21st state to legalize medical marijuana.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 01:13 PM

Bills to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota abound

House and Senate supporters see growing momentum at Capitol, as shown by the number of bills to lift or relax...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Minnesota House shifts $20M to refill low-income heating program

Lawmakers unanimously voted to shore up program depleted by a brutal winter and propane shortage.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Many say do away with laws that keep businesses closed on Sundays

Many Minnesotans have the blue law blues.Old laws, holdovers from the days when businesses shut their doors on Sundays for...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 08:46 PM

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