Jennifer Brooks

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

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Feb. 11: Minn. students: Don't forget your lunch money

A majority of public school districts deny hot lunch — or any lunch at all in some cases — to children who can’t pay for them. Some schools take the meals from students in the lunch line and dump them in the trash when the computer shows a deficit in their lunch accounts.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 01:45 PM

Lawsuit against new Minnesota Senate office building is dismissed

A former state lawmaker sought to block construction of “wasteful” $90 million building and parking complex.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:26 AM

After the caucus, the real campaign work begins

Thousands of Minnesotans turned out for Tuesday’s Republican caucuses, giving some campaigns a big boost of momentum.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:55 PM

Small, passionate crowds turn out for caucus night in Minnesota

Party activists turn out on a cold night to shape party policies and make picks for the upcoming campaign.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Minnesota lawmakers plan for 'Unsession'

With first day of the 2014 session still weeks away, the Capitol is abuzz with activity.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 10:33 PM

Minnesota bill: Compensate the wrongfully imprisoned

Minnesota may join 29 states that offer compensation to people later found innocent of the crimes that sent them to...

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 02:29 PM

Will Minnesota be next state to legalize medical marijuana?

Before Minnesota considers following 20 states, a debate rages within homes, at the Capitol, health offices and law agencies.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 06:58 AM

Blue Cross cancels new ride plan for rural Medicaid patients

Blue Cross Medical and MTM terminated contract after nine days, amid complaints outstate Medicaid patients missed rides to doctor.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Patients worry as Blue Cross switches rural ride service

Medicaid patients worry they won’t be able to get to life-saving appointments.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Minnesota stands to gain from North Dakota drone tests

North Dakota beat Minnesota in the race to be named one of the FAA’s first six test sites of new commercial uses for unmanned aircraft systems, but there's hope the drones will deliver an economic boost to Minnesota, too.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 10:37 PM

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