Recent content from Jennifer Brooks
Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund
Sheriff's long career was shadowed by the 27-year search for 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling.
David O’Connor had one last medal pinned to his chest near the end of his life. One final honor for a man who served on…
The towering statue in Two Harbors, Minn., lost its entire right forearm to high winds that raked the Lake Superior shoreline on Tuesday. The same storm spawned early tornadoes, downed trees and knocked out power to thousands of people across the state.
Half of the Brule River vanishes into a hole in the ground. Now scientists think they've figured out where the water went.
In Worthington, some families are "living in fear" while others applaud an emphasis on stepped-up enforcement of immigration rules.
Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
Amid the protests and legal battles early in the Trump administration, his northern Minnesota supporters hope he'll honor his promise to make America's steel industry great again.
After several dry springs, the Red could be due for another flood.
Victor Barnard, now in prison, held sway over 'maidens.'
Legislation is a response to Standing Rock rallies near Dakota Access Pipeline.
Missing cat? Not while wildlife biologists are on the trail, carefully collecting the traces they leave behind.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota could lose $13 million from Medicaid.
Ryan Larson, who was arrested, then cleared in the November 2012 slaying of Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker, has sued Stearns County law enforcement,…
Huntley recipe collection offers big serving of nostalgia
Developer Tim Thone said he plans to tear down Danny Heinrich's home as a Christmas present.
As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.
Pipeline company called the Corps' move "purely political" and expressed confidence that project will go forward under Trump.
Opponents, joined by several thousand veterans, celebrated a victory after the feds pushed pause on the final Dakota Access link. North Dakota's governor called move "a serious mistake."
Ghost hunters, history buffs visit facility that once held TB patients.
Authorities prepare to release 30 years' worth of gathered evidence to the public.
The mood went from celebratory to somber as the night wore on.
Despite influx of new enrollees, Minnesota's medical cannabis firms continue to struggle.
In D.C., the Smithsonian is seeking $300K to repair their famed ruby pair.
The town of Magnolia is waiting to learn which of its 200 residents is a suspect in a 25-year-old Pennsylvania killing.
State has steered almost $10 million in disaster aid to 22 counties.
Accused Minnesota cult leader Victor Barnard pleaded guilty to sexual assault Tuesday in Pine County and will serve 30 years in prison, under the terms of a plea agreement. The former target of an international manhunt was accused of raping young girls in his congregation.
Minnesota's opposition limits North Dakota's options.
The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man who stabbed 10 people last month at a St. Cloud mall was justified in shooting the man, who may have been inspired by Islamic terror groups, authorities said Thursday.
Local and federal authorities plan to discuss the investigation into the Sept. 17 attack at the Crossroads Center mall.
The former football player suffered a traumatic brain injury after an altercation outside a Mankato bar in 2014.
The community that linked arms nearly 27 years ago to search for the sandy-haired boy who was snatched at gunpoint by a masked man came together Sunday morning to celebrate his life, console his family and say goodbye.
The Wetterling family has finalized plans to lay 11-year-old Jacob to rest. Jacob, who was kidnapped and murdered 27 years ago, will be remembered at…
As FBI takes over investigation, the rally at St. Cloud State seeks to show the city's tolerance of diversity.
St. Cloud investigation finding no terror ties in mall attack. Suspect's family calls for unity.
Dayton scolds diversion supporters for rushing the flood project
While the state doesn't get a cut of the profits, the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association says the whole state has cashed in the past 25 years.
Blogger's quest and DNA clue reversed nearly three decades of false starts, missed opportunities, bad tips and dead ends.
One neighbor weathered years of suspicion and searches after the boy was abducted in front of his house.
After Danny Heinrich's detailed, horrifying courtroom confession on how he kidnapped and killed Jacob, Patty Wetterling said, "It's incredibly painful to know his last days, his last minutes."
State's tightly controlled program has seen high costs and low enrollment. Pain patients might turn the tide.
As residents tried to make sense of the news, they wished that it might offer some closure to Jacob Wetterling's parents, Patty and Jerry, with whom they've worried and hoped for years.
Danny Heinrich, a suspect in Jacob's disappearance 27 years ago, provided authorities with information about the location.
Fall tourism season is about to swing into high gear.
We fairgoers go through a staggering amount of cookies, milk, hot dogs and other comestibles. And those animals really pile up the pies, too.
Opening day is Thursday, offering the state some respite-on-a-stick. The fair is a nostalgic retreat to a place where butter is sculpted, livestock is within easy patting range, and all-the-milk-you-can-drink is a legitimate beverage choice.
Virtually everything will be searched at the fair's 11 gates. The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Aug. 25 and runs through Labor Day.
Security and emergency teams head out once again to assess the damage.
Heavy rains brought flooding and power outages to the metro while a mighty wind gust knocked over the Babe the Blue Ox statue in Brainerd.
Name of victim, officers still not released in shooting by agents in Alexandria, Minn.
Enrollment spiked in July after the pain patients were admitted to state program ahead of Monday's expansion.
Floods, tornadoes and scorching heat have battered the state
Gov. Dayton visited towns hit by tornadoes, said it's a 'miracle' no one was hurt.
As small towns from the Brainerd Lakes area to Bayfield, Wis., braced for high water, homeowners and survey crews in the towns of Litchfield and Watkins began to take stock of the damage.
A multimillion dollar cleanup repaired resorts and communities.
Minnesota's program got off to a slow start, but will open its doors to pain patients next month.
Minnesota finishes environmental review of big flood-control project on N.D. border.
Tuesday was an opportunity for Minnesotans to celebrate the legendary lumberjack's birthday and to reflect on how wrong the entire state of Maine is about where he was born.
Court halts work on ring levee until Minnesota agrees to build dam
Barnard didn't make bail, faces 59 sex-abuse counts.
Companies rush to meet July 1 deadline to open eight storefronts.
Hemp was a booming cash crop in Minnesota before the federal government banned hemp production in 1957, and the plant still grows wild all around the state.
New commercial spins the tale of a young South American who finds himself in the wrong Montevideo.
The former director of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender services at the University of Minnesota Duluth is suing, saying the school retaliated against her for…
Almost all those enrolled in Minnesota's medical marijuana program say the treatment helps — if they can afford it.
Supporters say the $2 billion project is going ahead with or without Buffalo-Red District.
Nearly half who work in the city lack the benefit; cost concerns are raised.
EVELETH – The steel industry was still booming when Logan Rozinka's brother graduated from high school. He got a car as a graduation present.…
Proposed project would keep Fargo dry by sending water into Minnesota.
The DNR wants to count squirrels, but it has to catch them first.
Minnesota company is petitioning search engine giant to accept ads.
It will be the state's fourth dispensary, and four more must open by July 1.
More than a year since the first layoff notices went out across the Range, the job losses have cut across the region like a riptide.
Ralphie May appearance canceled, refunds offered.
Shock comic's profane rant caught on YouTube sparked intense outrage on social media.
More from Star Tribune