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

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

Medical marijuana bill clears first hurdle at Minn. Legislature

Dozens of Minnesotans lined up to testify in favor of a bill that would make this the 21st state to legalize medical marijuana.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 01:13 PM

Bills to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota abound

House and Senate supporters see growing momentum at Capitol, as shown by the number of bills to lift or relax...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Minnesota House shifts $20M to refill low-income heating program

Lawmakers unanimously voted to shore up program depleted by a brutal winter and propane shortage.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Many say do away with laws that keep businesses closed on Sundays

Many Minnesotans have the blue law blues.Old laws, holdovers from the days when businesses shut their doors on Sundays for...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 08:46 PM

Minn. Poll: Majority back legal medical marijuana

According to a new Star Trib­une Minnesota poll, 51 percent of Minnesotans support legalization for medicinal uses, while 41 percent oppose a change in state drug laws.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 05:42 AM

Leech Lake and Canterbury strike a deal to simulcast horse racing

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Canterbury Park have reached the state’s first deal between a tribal casino and a racetrack.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 10:26 PM

Gov. Dayton steps into school lunch debate

More than of Minnesota school districts deny a lunch to children who can’t pay. The governor called for shifting the cost to the state.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 11:34 PM

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