Reporter | Duluth/Superior

Brooks Johnson writes about the Duluth/Superior region. He joined the Star Tribune in 2019. Sign up to receive the new North Report newsletter.

Raised in Fargo and educated at the University of Montana, Johnson worked at newspapers in Idaho and Washington state before heading to the Duluth News Tribune in 2016. He lives in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood with his wife and son and can often be found hiking, running, reading or doing other Duluthy things.


Lake Superior ice disappears as fast as it formed

After maxing out at 50% coverage two weeks ago, the lake has lost nearly all of its ice.


Duluth's 'offshore to the North Shore' tech firm acquired by Wayzata firm

Saturn Systems will remain in Duluth as an RBA subsidiary.


First Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccines arrive in Duluth

St. Luke's will be distributing its initial batch of 100 doses on Saturday. The hospital's vaccine clinic has averaged 450 shots per day and can handle 600.


Flight attendant sues Duluth over pothole she says broke her ankle and foot

City contends injuries caused by her negligence.


Rural Minnesota facing child care deserts as pandemic makes bad situation worse

"It is a system that is just not functioning the way it needs to."


Enbridge's Line 3 deal-making divides Ojibwe bands in Minn.

Two offers, one accepted and one rejected, underscore Enbridge's attempts to win over the Ojibwe bands in Minnesota — and the tensions those efforts have caused as construction of the controversial pipeline enters its fourth month.


Suspect dead after Duluth standoff ends with gunfire

A police dog shot at the start of the standoff was rushed to a clinic and died there, according to police.


Levi LaVallee to film snowmobile stunt video in Duluth next week

City says to stay away from production areas for safety.


Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft sales hurt by pandemic, rebounded late in 2020

Second-quarter sales dropped nearly 40% but by year end shipments were 10% off 2019 levels.


Oft-delayed residential high-rise in downtown Duluth is back on again

The 200-unit complex will be among the city's tallest buildings.