Jennifer Brooks

Reporter | Region
Phone: 612-673-4008
Jennifer Brooks is a regional reporter who covers stories around Minnesota and beyond.

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

Aug. 19: 'Killer Hall': Interior secretary tours crumbling tribal school

“Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school is not serving its students’ needs,” said Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department oversees the Indian education bureau.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 12:36 AM

Change is an annual tradition at Minnesota State Fair

When fair organizers spent $15 million and the better part of the year on a fairgrounds overhaul, they knew they were tampering with something that people love.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 08:04 AM

April 27: Caught in a cult's dark embrace

Victor Barnard played the shepherd, wearing linen clothes and sometimes wielding a shepherd’s crook. And he warned his followers against those who might turn against him — calling them wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:29 PM

April 20: Friends recall rise and fall of Victor Barnard

From charismatic kid to wanted fugitive, friends recall how a kid from Minneapolis fell in with The Way and lost his way.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Dayton warns North Dakota not to rush ahead with Red River diversion projects

Gov. Mark Dayton says Fargo Moorhead Diversion plan that would flood Minnesota farmland might be “unacceptable.”

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 07:13 PM

Medical marijuana briefing draws hundreds of interested entrepreneurs

More than 250 aspiring entrepreneurs crowded the Minnesota History Center on Friday to learn how to become one of the...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 06:34 AM

Minnesota will-planning program offers peace officers some peace of mind

The free program helps police, first responders prepare for the worst.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Minimum wage increase gets mixed welcome

But what Minnesota's first increase in a decade will do is a guess, for workers and their employers.

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Obituary: Joe Lueken, Bemidji grocer who shared the wealth

Joe Lueken could have sold his busi­ness for a for­tune, but there was some­thing he valued more.The Bemidji gro­cer made...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 07:35 PM

Appeals court rules against Last Place on Earth

An appeals court ruled Duluth had reason to shut the head shop, which was selling synthetic drugs.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 09:46 PM

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