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

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

St. Cloud gets state funds complete River's Edge Convention Center

After 14 years, Legislature finally approved money to complete expansion of convention center.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 05:04 PM

Fargo reinvents itself as magnet for creative types, entrepreneurs

There's the Fargo in the movie, and then there's the real one: a vibrant community of artists, tech entrepreneurs, college kids and possibilities. Once hollowed out, the downtown is now crowded.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 02:09 PM

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

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