Brian Peterson

Phone: 612-673-4783
Brian Peterson has documented life in Minnesota and around the world for the Star Tribune since 1987. Peterson's project "Voices for the Land" was published as a weekly newspaper column, multimedia web site and a book. The book was the winner of three Minnesota Book Awards. Peterson has been recognized nationally and internationally for his documentary photojournalism, including a Robert F. Kennedy Photojournalism Award, Canon Photo Essay Award from Pictures of the Year International and Gordon Parks Photo Award. Peterson was honored with two regional Emmy Awards for his video work on

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Trail cameras record surprising visitors

Used for years by hunters and scientists, trail cameras are becoming popular for monitoring wildlife

Updated: February 14, 2012, - 04:33 PM

From boom to bust - Lakeland Construction LLC

Lakeland Construction played a big role in fueling the Twin Cities housing boom that turned to bust.

Updated: February 06, 2012, - 02:21 PM

Traps can pose threat to hunting dogs

It was, Gerald Noska said, a perfect day to be grouse hunting. Sunny and in the mid-30s, only a trace of snow covered the ground on Noska's property about 10 miles south of Staples.

Updated: January 04, 2012, - 07:40 PM

Making the rounds

What is it about the State Fair -- is it the people-watching, the grease on a stick, the debauchery of the midway, the odors of the animals?

Updated: September 04, 2011, - 02:25 PM

Snow collapses Metrodome roof

Snow piled up on the 9.5-acre Metrodome roof, which tore in three places shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday.

Updated: May 24, 2011, - 11:09 AM

Beached whaleback gets new life

Each summer volunteers from all over the Midwest gather to refurbish a lost treasure, the last whaleback steamer.

Updated: May 13, 2011, - 02:57 PM

Video: on the water with state conservation officer Cary Shoutz

Cary Shoutz is one of 191 enforcement agents who are supposed to protect 12,000 lakes from safety and environmental violation. But some conservation officials, including Shoutz, say their forces have been been stretched by stagnant staffing during a 30-year boom in lakefront development. "I think we should be worried," he says.

Updated: April 20, 2011, - 05:54 PM

Bring on the Yankees!

Rites of passage • a weekly photo journal

Updated: March 20, 2011, - 11:39 AM

Chapter 2: Growing up with three identical sisters

Jay Leno told Oprah Winfrey years ago, you don't interview the Durst quadruplets, you referee them. What's it like growing...

Updated: March 12, 2011, - 11:18 PM

Chapter 6: Living apart

The 18-year-old, identical quadruplets from Buffalo, Minn., have always shared a tiny basement bedroom with two bunk beds, three dressers,...

Updated: March 12, 2011, - 11:12 PM

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