Peterson was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and has enjoyed a career that allows him to pursue stories he cares most about in his home state and around the world. He's best known for his work since 1987 for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, but his photographs have also been seen in National Geographic and Sports Illustrated magazines and the New York Times. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his documentary photojournalism, and has been honored nine times as Minnesota Press Photographer of the Year. His sports photography has been honored by the national baseball and football Halls of Fame and the National Press Photographers Association. Peterson has published two books — "Voices for the Land" and "Minnesota - State of Wonders" — and has won three Minnesota Book Awards.

TwinsFest Signature Saturday

The TwinsFest Signature Saturday event was held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Target Field.

Photos: Flying Colors Trapeze school

The Flying Colors Trapeze school is located in Marine on St. Croix, Minn.

How the University of Minnesota is helping injured raptors fly again

A technique called imping uses cadaver feathers to replace broken feathers, allowing the birds to take flight sooner.

Photos: Shooting outside Richfield School kills one student, injures another.

One student was shot and killed, and another severely wounded outside a school Tuesday afternoon February 1, 2022, in Richfield.

An early look at St. Paul's newly refurbished Turf Club

Heavily damaged in last summer's riots, St. Paul's favorite music venue reopens with a familiar look.

Life on the lake

Docks bring us closer to nature, whether for solitude, socializing or just a little fun.

Birdwatchers flock to northern Minnesota

With help from local guides, birders from around the country flock to Sax-Zim Bog and other places in Minnesota to spot elusive owls and other rarities.

Gallery: Crow-Hassan prairie is built to last

The wildlife, wildflowers and wild grasses make for a diverse ecoystem.

State of Wonders: A wild world blooms in northwestern Minnesota

Life rebounds with fanfare as winter melts away in Minnesota's northwest reaches.

State of Wonders: Exploring winter in the Arrowhead

Minnesota is blessed with immense natural beauty and dramatic seasonal shifts. With the "State of Wonders" series, we showcase that range of scenery.