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

Minnesota, Leech Lake Band square off over cigarette tax

Leech Lake Reservation is in a dispute with the state over taxation fairness and sovereignty.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 09:27 AM

'Maidens' sex abuse case took 2 years before charges were filed

Investigators are searching for the former pastor of the River Road Fellowship, Victor A. Barnard, who faces dozens of counts of abusing underage girls in his Finlayson, Minn., congregation.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:50 PM

Hoffner takes back Mankato job; school apologizes

Fighting tears, Todd Hoffner said he would be leaving his new post at Minot State to return to the university that fired him — wrongly, an arbitrator ruled last week — after he was cleared of all suspicion that videos he shot of his young children at bath time were child pornography.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 08:27 AM

N.D. hopes to lure workers with promises of the 'Good Life'

Minnesota’s neighbor to the northwest is on the verge of a new national advertising campaign. The hope is to lure enough warm bodies — and skilled workers — to fill 25,000 jobs now vacant, and another 76,000 that it expects to see by the end of the decade.

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Minnesota lawmakers expand extra funding to midsize school districts

Legislature expanded extra funding to all school districts, regardless of size.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:27 PM

Fargo cop who killed himself was on verge of being fired

Internal affairs investigation said the 23-year veteran of the force had lost his credibility and the trust of colleagues.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 07:08 PM

Locked out, Bemidji girl, 6, froze; cousin charged with manslaughter

Her 22-year-old cousin is charged with manslaughter.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 11:21 PM

Court: Duluth casino suit is a federal matter

The city of Duluth and the Fond du Lac band must continue their legal battle in federal court, the Minnesota...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:15 PM

March 11: Medical marijuana bill stuck at Capitol

Supporters have offered compromises, but law enforcement remains flatly opposed to legalization.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Rep. Garofalo apologizes for tweet on NBA that many called racist

After a sharp backlash, he took back words that many called racist.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 11:01 PM

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