Jenna Ross | Star Tribune
Reporter | Arts and Culture

Jenna Ross is an arts and culture reporter.

Before joining the Star Tribune's arts and entertainment team, she covered regional and breaking news as an enterprise reporter, spotting emerging issues and intriguing characters. Her favorite stories on that beat seemed to involve big lakes: the winter surfing scene on Lake Superior, the longtime teacher at a one-room schoolhouse on Lake of the Woods. She has also covered higher education and suburban news for the newspaper.


Deal will preserve 'crown jewel' of northeast Minneapolis arts scene

Nonprofit will purchase Northrup King complex, home to 350-plus artists.


Minneapolis MayDay Parade will take a year off to regroup

A "redesign" is planned to make the event sustainable and bring in new voices.


Minnesota Museum of American Art gets $1.5M grant for St. Paul expansion

It is among six Knight grants meant to energize downtown St. Paul.


Lake Hiawatha's guardian artist uses sculptures to call attention to trash problem

In his Minneapolis neighborhood and at City Hall, Sean Connaughty has become known as the lake's outspoken caretaker.


Taylor Lieber, three-time cancer survivor, dies at 22

Athletic and musical, with a love for giraffes and the outdoors, Lieber received a diagnosis at 15 of Ewing's sarcoma.


Thoughtful new leader brings 'a nice shift in tone' to Walker Art Center

Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.


Minnesota teen buys an island in the Mississippi for his beloved bunnies

On a Mississippi River isle, a teenager has created a haven for his beloved bunnies, and a healing place for humans.


Think choral music is bland? Minnesota Orchestra concert may blow your mind

International cast presents "La Pasión" as the finale of Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest.


'Best-kept secret': FBI spied on northern Minnesota park founded by Finnish radicals

Once spied on by the FBI, the co-op park on Minnesota's Iron Range just celebrated its 90th anniversary.


Minnesota pride takes a hit as our radio shows move to New York

With New Yorkers now at the helm of the formerly Minne-centric "Live From Here" and "The Splendid Table," some feel a sense of loss.