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.


Tiny Minnesota town's historic jail-turned-B&B lets you sleep behind bars

Preston's Jailhouse Inn offers a "slumbering in the slammer" experience.


MIA director to become first woman to lead D.C.'s flagship art museum

Kaywin Feldman will be the National Gallery's first female director.


Yoga mats become concert seats for new Minnesota Orchestra workout series

Minnesota Orchestra musicians provide live, invigorating music for a new series of classes.


Osmo Vänskä will leave Minnesota Orchestra in 2022

Search for a new leader begins as he prepares for his departure in 2022, which is when his contract expires.


Minneapolis Institute of Art aims for 'surprise and delight' with new escape room app

Inspired by escape rooms, a new app sparks mini-adventures at the vast Minneapolis Institute of Art.


With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists.


Artist marks Mpls. homecoming with DIY exhibit of WWI photography

Matthew Bakkom marks his Minneapolis homecoming with an exhibit featuring hundreds of archival discoveries.


Minnesota artists remember World War I's 'enormous sacrifice'

With plays and music, Minnesota arts groups reanimate World War I 100 years after the armistice.


8 Minnesota music lovers reveal favorite movie scores, soundtracks

What are the undercelebrated triumphs in nearly 100 years of musical movie moments?


Todd Bol, creator of the Little Free Library movement, dies at 62

Todd Bol hammered together the first Little Free Library. Then he built a movement around it. Bol believed the now-ubiquitous little boxes of books —…