Jennifer Brooks

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

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Dec. 10: U students take their crime fears to Senate hearing

University and law enforcement officials say they hear the concerns about the spate of recent crimes on or near the Minneapolis campus.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 10:31 PM

Minnesota Capitol has a lot of halls to deck this holiday season

The State Capitol has a lot of halls to deck this holiday season.Thanksgiving is over and the Capitol menorah has...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 04:14 PM

Minnesota won't pardon turkeys for Thanksgiving

This turkey’s final destination will be a Salvation Army kitchen to provide a holiday meal. His brothers got luckier: They’ll be pardoned at the White House.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 05:40 AM

$90 million for new Minnesota Senate building draws fire

Plans for a controversial new Minnesota Senate building that would include a reflecting pool, skylights and a fitness center drew a cool response from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 11:38 PM

Minnesota property-tax savings are less of sure thing in 2014

New state info shows what increases are in the works.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:34 PM

Food stamp demand rises in Minnesota as budget shrinks

Republicans, concerned that the program has become far too expansive, are pushing for $40 billion in cuts to SNAP.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 10:11 PM

In graveyards of state hospitals, names are replacing numbers

13,000 died at state hospitals and were buried with a number. Now, the graves are getting names.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 09:57 AM

Oct. 18: Minn. will have seats at the table for farm bill talks

3 state Democrats joined a panel that will try to resolve a food-stamp logjam. If no deal can be struck,...

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 09:16 PM

MNsure grant recipient once threatened Wisconsin deputy with shotgun

Bruce Lyon-Dugin heads one of 30 “trusted community organizations” set to split $4 million in MNsure grants.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 03:23 PM

Minnesota officials scramble to head off ‘bad things’

The longer the federal shutdown lasts, the more Minnesotans could feel the pain.When Washington shut down, it shut off millions...

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 10:11 PM

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