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

Recent content from Brian Peterson

Monarch butterfly tagging at Eastman Nature Center

Monarch butterflies are about to begin their annual migration to Mexico. Volunteers put ID tags on the butterflies to allow researchers to better understand the migration process.

Updated: September 09, 2010, - 09:35 AM

Miracle of nature

Watch a monarch butterfly caterpillar transform into its chrysalis stage at the Eastman Nature Center.

Updated: September 09, 2010, - 09:34 AM

Ak-Sar-Ben Gardens reliving history for one day

The historic Ak-Sar-Ben Gardens (Nebraska spelled backwards) on Tame Fish Lake near Aitkin will open for a one day open house on Saturday July 24th. Get a preview of the quirky roadside attraction and meet the new owners.

Updated: July 21, 2010, - 08:10 AM

Primping for Prom X 4

The Durst quadruplets have huddled around a single bathroom sink in their Buffalo home for the past 17 years, but Saturday required extra coordination. It was prom night, the biggest formal event of their lives.

Updated: May 04, 2010, - 08:38 AM

Quadruplets prep for prom

Calli, Kendra, Megan and Sarah Durst of Buffalo Minn. make up one of only 60 known sets of identical quadruplets worldwide. We catch up with them as they prepare for prom.

Updated: May 03, 2010, - 11:15 PM

Shirley Langland talks about her husband's suicide

Shirley Langland talks about her husband's suicide.

Updated: March 28, 2010, - 10:17 AM

Teri Knight talks about her mother's suicide

Teri Knight talks about her mother's suicide.

Updated: March 28, 2010, - 09:55 AM

Summer on Isle Royale

For 40 years, Rolf Peterson and his wife Candy have spent their summers on Isle Royale studying the wolf and moose relationship.

Updated: November 19, 2009, - 06:09 AM

Wolves in trouble

For over 40 years, Rolf Peterson has been studying the wolves and moose on Isle Royale. With both populations at historic lows, Peterson talks about the future of the Island.

Updated: November 19, 2009, - 06:09 AM

Wolves on the hunt

Watch as wolves hunt moose on Isle Royale. John Vucetich, population biologist at Michigan Tech University, describes their tactics. (Footage courtesy of George Desort's documentary Fortunate Wilderness)

Updated: November 19, 2009, - 06:08 AM

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