Reporter | Race and Immigration

Zoë Jackson is a general assignment reporter for the Star Tribune. She previously covered race and equity, St. Paul neighborhoods and young voters on the politics team.


St. Paul brewer plans to bring Minnesota's first Black woman-owned brewery to Rondo neighborhood

Bubble Line Brewing Company is crowdfunding, with a goal of opening in 2025 in St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood, a historic center of black culture in the capital city.


Minneapolis City Council recognizes annual Somali Week festival

The festival, initiated in 2017, is held along Lake Street and coincides with independence celebrations in the African nation. The local programming begins this year on June 29.


Are you happy? If you live in Minneapolis you probably should be, says a worldwide ranking

The Happy City Index judges a city's quality of life using factors that include governance, economy, environment and mobility.


'He was a hero': Eulogists remember officer Jamal Mitchell, honor his service

Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell, who was killed on the job, was praised in eulogies for his courage and selflessness during a memorial service at Maple Grove High School.


Pride designers slam Target's plan for their wares; retailer says it's normal business practice

Several artists tapped to help create the retailer's 2024 Pride collection took to social media to decry altered designs, last-minute cuts and other issues. Target maintained such actions are normal for all collections.


Alamo Drafthouse in Woodbury, other U.S. locations to close

The Woodbury movie theater is the only location outside of Texas to close.


How to chase the northern lights in Minnesota this summer

Here are tips for getting a glimpse of the elusive aurora borealis during the next solar storm, with sky-watchers saying celestial conditions are ripe for an unusually active season.


What we know so far about the Minneapolis police shooting

Officer Jamal Mitchell is first Minneapolis police officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty in more than 20 years.


Kittens and their mom rescued from St. Paul cemetery

The cat family was discovered in rough shape just before a May storm.


Dig if you will this Prince guitar from his 'Purple Rain' era, yours for a not-too-low price

The yellow "Cloud" guitar, in a distinctive shape often favored by the late Minnesota music icon, is expected to fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction this week.