Jennifer Brooks

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

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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

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

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