Jennifer Brooks

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

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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

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

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