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.


Native groups working to get out Indigenous voters in charged election

Minnesota's 80,000 Indigenous are being courted like never before for votes


BNSF does an about-face, will resume taconite dust payments to homeowners in Superior, Wis.

Many homeowners' checks had been halted without notice.


Pence appeals to Iron Rangers with focus on jobs, economy

After several aides test positive for COVID-19, vice president's rally in Hibbing exceeds state limits on the number of attendees.


Three years in, work on Superior Street in Duluth will now go four

Superior Street project has tested local businesses.


Superior refinery rebuild continues amid Husky merger

DULUTH — The $750 million rebuild of the fire-damaged oil refinery in Superior, Wis., will continue as owner Husky Energy completes a merger…


Will there be pent-up demand for Duluth's troubled Spirit Mountain?

Spirit Mountain hopes for pent-up demand and local travel to help right itself.


Duluth firefighter charged with felonies in woman's assault on trail

Conrad J. Sunde IV faces two felony charges related to the incident.


Superior City Council to BNSF: Resume taconite dust payments

The city is pressing the rail giant to resume cleanup payments to homeowners.


Job seekers drop out in Duluth leaving smallest workforce in decades

Retirements, parents staying at home to care for children and COVID-19 concerns are all a factor.


Northern Minnesota congressional race reflects shifting political allegiances

DFL opponent Nystrom focusing on health care.