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.


With a grand opening this week, Black Table Arts, a hub for artists, celebrates a permanent home

With a grand opening this week, Black Table Arts celebrates its first permanent home.


Duluth woman debunks conspiracies, promotes facts on viral Instagram account, CNN, the 'Daily Show'

With plain language and silly accents, Sharon McMahon has become Instagram's civics teacher.


'The Bachelor' meets Minnesotan Michelle Young's students, parents

Star Matt James said he'd be "open" to moving to Minnesota, should the pair work out.


Minnesotan Michelle Young makes final four on 'The Bachelor'

Finalists nabbed roses during episode that aired amid controversy over host Chris Harrison's comments in interview.


Minnesota Orchestra plays with tigers and bears for its first TV children's concert

The Minnesota Orchestra enlisted new on-camera talent for its first-ever televised children's concert.


Minnesota Orchestra reports $11.7 million loss, its largest ever

The deficit is the largest yet reported by a Minnesota arts institution. The financial results for fiscal year 2020 capture the first few months of the pandemic, which shuttered theaters and concert halls across the country.


Amelia Brown, Minneapolis arts activist who saw artists as emergency responders, died at 41

After the killing of George Floyd, Amelia Brown started a petition to declare racism a public health emergency. She also seeded art.In just six days,…


One of the two Minnesotans has been booted from 'The Bachelor' after spreading rumor

Anna Redman, one of two Minnesotans on this season of the ABC reality show, left the show on Monday.


Minnesota elementary school teacher stands out on 'The Bachelor'

Michelle Young, an Edina resident looking to change the world, was once a Woodbury High School basketball star.


With the Great Northern fest, Minnesota winters just got a little cooler

Great Northern Festival expands its reach, even in a pandemic year.