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.


Regulators vote against a stay on Enbridge pipeline with construction underway

Red Lake and White Earth bands were denied a stay while appeals are ongoing.


Protesters climb trees to block Enbridge pipeline construction

Construction began this week on the replacement for Line 3.


St. Luke's CEO abruptly departs Duluth's second-largest health care provider

Kevin Nokels was hired in August 2019.


Doctors seek halt to Enbridge pipeline project because of COVID concerns

They say thousands of Line 3 workers could spread the coronavirus.


Construction on Enbridge pipeline begins as new lawsuit filed to delay $2.6B project

State regulators will rule Friday on a different pipeline request.


Duluth home prices hit new record as market stays hot

The median sale price hit $210,000 in a month that typically sees activity slow.


It's not too late: Last-minute Thanksgiving takeout options around Duluth

There's still time to order ahead.


Another record season for wind turbine shipments at Duluth port

About 525,000 tons of blades and tower parts will move through the harbor this year.


25 years for Duluth man in 2019 murder of father of five

A Duluth man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2019 shooting death of Timothy Nelson.Christopher F. Boder,…


Duluth's UnitedHealth office getting new tenants, $16M upgrade

A surgery center and other offices will move into its complex in Duluth.