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 has COVID-19 vaccines to spare; come and get them, hospitals urge

St. Luke's and Essentia are both seeking to increase the reach of the local supply.


Duluth housing market in 'new normal' as listings remain scarce

Homes for sale dropped by half between March 2020 and last month.


Minnesota Supreme Court: Environmental review not needed for Wisconsin gas plant

The ruling benefits Minnesota Power, which plans to build a $700 million plant in Superior, Wis.


Chauvin verdict celebrated in Duluth: 'A lot of shock, followed by relief'

City Council President Renee Van Nett said "There is always work to do."


Shipping season officially kicks off with first saltie in Duluth

The Federal Biscay was the first overseas vessel to arrive this season.


Hotel coming to Duluth's historic former City Hall

Four of 13 rooms will be "affordable hostel-style"; summer opening set.


It's on! Indie TV fest returns to Duluth with bold plans

Catalyst Content Festival returns to Duluth theaters this fall


Daunte Wright's killing resonates in Duluth: 'We will not give up'

The local NAACP reissued its demands for Duluth Police Department reform.


Shard cleanup on Duluth's Park Point beach should be finished in June

More beach nourishment will close a stretch of the beach this summer.


Woman dies in single-vehicle crash north of Duluth

Authorities said alcohol and high speeds were likely factors.