Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

Record-setting deluge: Emergency status in 35 Minnesota counties

Rainfall of historic proportions turned Minnesota into a vast wetland. Although skies are expected to clear Friday, the flood threat is mounting, especially on the Minnesota, Mississippi and Crow rivers.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Mankato, southern Minnesota farmland waterlogged

Floodwaters and mudslides forced the closure of streets and highways in and near Mankato, and 40 percent of the crops in southwestern Rock County have been lost to flooding.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 05:56 AM

Tiny houses -- as small as 500 square feet -- now legal in Brainerd

City Council signs off on plan to legalize 500-square-foot homes.

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 03:10 PM

Proposals pour in for piece of Minnesota's $100M housing fund

Applications poured in from nonprofits in every corner of the state — enough proposals to spend all the available money three times over.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 05:48 AM

Wisconsin same-sex marriage ruling sets off rush to the altar

While the state fights to preserve the ban — and reportedly refuses to process any of the new marriage licenses — county clerks are caught in the middle and left to decide on their own whether to allow gay couples to fill out a marriage license.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 10:46 PM

Farmland, prairie will pay heavy price for saving Fargo from floods

In the event of a severe flood threat, the $1.8 billion project would divert floodwaters from the Red River and its five tributaries away from developed areas and into miles of North Dakota and Minnesota farmland and prairie.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 09:54 AM

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