Brooks Johnson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Duluth/Superior

Brooks Johnson writes about the Duluth/Superior region. He joined the Star Tribune in 2019.

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.


Goodbye Columbus: Superior celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day

Wisconsin, Minnesota among several states that now recognize the holiday.


Superior City Council weighs support of $700 million natural gas plant

Regulators to hold hearings this month on largest private investment in city's history.


Warehouse retailer Costco makes plans for first store in Duluth

The chain is looking at a property near Duluth International Airport.


Making deals and making friends at Catalyst festival in Duluth

Local, not-so-local talent show their stuff during Catalyst Content event.


Sundance? Portlandia? Indie TV festival lands in Duluth with high goals

The Catalyst Content Festival makes its Duluth debut Wednesday, and organizers expect nearly a thousand creative types will mingle through the weekend, connecting projects with producers and the entertainment industry with the region.


Got milk? Duluth breast milk donor depot opens

It's the first collection site in the region.


UMD, former women's hockey coach reach settlement

Shannon Miller and the former women's basketball coach and former softball coach at UMD sued the university in federal court in 2015 alleging gender and sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation.


Former UMD coaches bring discrimination suit to state high court

3 women allege gender, sexual orientation bias.


One suspect's girlfriend now charged in Duluth man's shooting death

Prosecutors say she lied about another suspect's whereabouts.


It's here! First snow of the season dusts parts of northern Minnesota

More rain could be on the way Friday night into Saturday.