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.


Duluth lynching centennial commemoration postponed due to COVID-19

A gathering planned for June 15 will now be held in 2021.


Joe Macor joins race for St. Louis County Board seat

He's the third candidate running for the West Duluth district.


Duluth's Essentia Health cuts 500 employees as revenue dries up

The nonmedical staffers were placed on leave.


Pandemic pauses a high-flying year at Duluth airport

$10 billion was set aside by federal stimulus bill to aid airports.


Minnesota bike shops deemed essential to business during pandemic

Since Gov. Walz issued the stay-at-home order, some bike shops have reported an uptick in business, especially for hybrids and kids' bikes.


Cirrus Aircraft slows operations, furloughs employees amid coronavirus disruption

The Duluth-based company is offering employees compensation while on leave.


Skyways in Minneapolis, Duluth are cutting hours or closing altogether

Minneapolis' skyways are owned by each building, and as a result have different hours of operation.


10,000 Minn. health care workers filed jobless claims in the past 10 days

Laid-off workers include those who do work related to minimally invasive and elective procedures and health care support workers.


Duluth hospitals begin layoffs and hiring freezes as they prep for future surge

St. Louis County had five confirmed cases as of Thursday.


Stay home, steelheaders: Wisconsin DNR urges no travel for Brule opener

"We are encouraging anglers to fish water bodies in their communities."