Jennifer Bjorhus

Reporter | Watchdog and data team
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an investigative reporter on the Star Tribune’s watchdog and data team. Got a tip? Contact me at 612-673-4683 or

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

Minnesota seniors make a pitch to protect land lines

Phone companies run into backlash promoting plan to shed some oversight.

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 11:34 PM

Bill would prohibit state agencies from financing partisan politics

Iron Range agency’s loans to call center for DFL spurred inquiry and demand for restrictions.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 10:13 PM

Rookie state representative fined $10K for fudging hours on ethics course

Lawmaker said he wanted students to avoid blizzard.

Updated: March 10, 2015, - 08:43 AM

Laws governing Iron Range loans are 'sketchy,' watchdog says

A state agency’s support of a company devoted to Democratic fundraising and campaigns is generating criticism, but it might not run afoul of state law.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 11:23 PM

Jan. 8: $100M question for Iron Range board's new leader

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Mark Phillips to run the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, an influential development agency powered by mining taxes.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 11:48 PM

Publicly funded Iron Range board is deep into DFL politics, policy

An obscure state agency loaned $625,000 to a call center that raises money for Democratic candidates.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 11:39 PM

Dialing for Democrats on the Iron Range

How a state agency helped a political fundraising firm open a call center in Eveleth, Minn.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 05:15 PM

Homeland chief addresses Al-Shabab video's MOA threat

A statement said the mall, one of three mentioned, “implemented extra security precautions,” and "some may be noticeable to guests and others won’t be."

Updated: February 22, 2015, - 01:02 PM

Man arrested at scene of officer shooting was felon

The man arrested Saturday in connection with the north Minneapolis burglary has served time for previous assaults.Andrew J. Neal, 43,...

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 09:48 PM

Minnesota food drive organized to feed Ebola orphans

Local task force aims to gather 132,000 pounds to help children ravaged by the outbreak.

Updated: February 21, 2015, - 07:05 PM

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