Jennifer Brooks

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

Recent content from Jennifer Brooks

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

Special session of Minnesota Legislature set for Sept. 9

One-day session will focus only on storm aid, as Gov. Dayton and GOP fail to reach a tax-repeal deal, despite...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 11:25 AM

S. Minnesota could be poised for economic transformation

Gov. Mark Dayton says a $6 billion Destination Medical Center could transform Rochester and become a powerful economic engine for the state.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 10:45 AM

March 7: Minnesota Senate signs off on sweeping health care exchanges

The new Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, an online marketplace where one out every five Minnesotans could shop for health insurance next year, passed on a vote of 37-28 after a tense 12-hour debate.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 05:21 PM

$6 billion makeover of Rochester and Mayo underway

The Destination Medical Center board met for first time, kicking off a decades-long revitalization of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 11:32 PM

Dome Alone: Cameras capture intruder scaling the State Capitol

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … some guy sneaking up the side of...

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 10:03 PM

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