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

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

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

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