Reporter | Environment

Jennifer Bjorhus is a reporter covering the environment for the Star Tribune. She was a business reporter for much of her career but in recent years focused on criminal justice issues, including police use of force and responses to sexual assault. 

Bjorhus previously covered a range of topics for major metro newspapers, including the Seattle Times and San Jose Mercury News. She lives in St. Paul with her husband, Ranjit, and has two sons and a cat.


Personnel records shed light on 4 officers charged in Floyd's death

The officers had varied work lives, including military service, according to personnel records from the Minneapolis Police Department.


Minnesota companies cashing in on CARES Act business tax breaks

Companies in Minnesota cashing in.


A deeper look at the four officers fired after George Floyd death

The three other ex-officers present at George Floyd's death are keeping an extremely low profile and details are hard to come by.


Manure, fertilizers overload parts of Minnesota with nitrogen, mapping project finds

Group tracks where nearly 50 million tons of animal waste goes on Minnesota fields, adding nitrates to wells, rivers and lakes.


State buys former produce warehouse to store bodies of COVID victims

The 71,000-square-foot Bix Produce warehouse would add capacity for up to 5,100 bodies, according to the request.


Minnesota, other states sue EPA for 'blanket waiver' as nation fights pandemic

Minnesota joins eight others in suit accusing agency of overstepping.


Brian O'Neill, prominent environmental lawyer, dies of ALS

He led the Minneapolis-based legal team at Faegre & Benson that distributed $1 billion to native Alaskans and fishermen affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.


Minnesota eases environmental safeguards for dozens of businesses, institutions

Regulators rejected seven requests from mining and petrochemical companies.


Alleged serial rapist now charged in 9 cases in Minneapolis, Anoka County

Jory D. Wiebrand remains a suspect in a 2013 assault and robbery in Bunker Hills Park in Andover.


Coalition of Minnesota residents, businesses sues again over Twin Metals mineral leases

It's the coalition's second legal challenge to the lease renewals required for Twin Metals to mine on public land in Superior National Forest.