Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

Emmer’s Internet ad could prove troublesome

Congressional candidate Tom Emmer appeared in a construction company’s video ad. He might have run afoul of election laws.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 09:57 PM

MNsure health insurance rates will be lowest in nation

Minnesota exchange officials say they’ll start enrolling people in plans as scheduled next week.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 06:40 AM

Lawmakers scrutinize MNsure ahead of Oct. 1 launch of health exchange

Recent glitches and errors in the state’s new health insurance marketplace prompted a hasty meeting of the Legislature’s MNsure Oversight...

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 10:58 AM

Minnesotans face higher taxes with gap between state, federal codes

Many Minnesotans will be pinched next year because the Legislature failed to keep up with tweaks to federal code. Brenda Scandin, above, will owe state taxes on the $300,000 or so in mortgage debt that her bank forgave

Updated: September 23, 2013, - 04:41 PM

MNsure shows growing pains, fewer than two weeks to launch

After some high-profile gaffes with a data breach and marketing plan, the new state-run health exchange vows to be ready...

Updated: September 22, 2013, - 07:08 AM

Glamorous. Glowering. Grumpy Cat visits the fair

The Internet sensation took in the crowd – and drew one – while capturing first place in second annual Walker Internet Cat Video Festival at the grandstand.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 08:25 AM

House, Senate exhibits are State Fair tradition

You’ll see plenty of politicians, parties and politics at the Minnesota State Fair.But keep walking up Cosgrove Street and you’ll...

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 06:30 PM

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