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Honoring the pride of the Northland!  We serve to highlight our communities with honest reporting as progress is dependent on facts.  The Northland 

is rich with outdoor activities and beautiful landscapes found in few places around the world.  We respect the need to preserve our environment while 

also allowing for the sustainable incomes and livelihoods of our residents.  Both are needed and possible. . .



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Brookston History

The city of Brookston, with a population of 141 in 2010, rests along the Saint Louis River, opposite the mouth of the Artichoke River.

Brookston is located 27 miles west of the city of Duluth; and 17 miles northwest of the city of Cloquet.


Brookston is one mile off U.S. Highway 2 on County Road 31.


The city of Brookston, while located within Culver Township geographically, is politically independent of the township.


Brookston has its own post office with retail hours (M-F:  0800-1200) and 24-hour access to PO Boxes.  Call (218) 453-5616 for information.

Christmas Tree - Hill Top Tree Farm

Christmas Trees - Cut your own or grab one already cut for you


All varieties of evergreen available


Farm features and hayrides


Open 9:00 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving


9358 Highway 2
Brookston, MN

(218) 453-5625

Brookston MN

Brookston News (Google)

4/29/23:  Pederson, Rodney "Rod" Charles, 80, passed away

4/12/23:  Lind, Carol Anna, 79, passed

11/30/20:  Loretta Billman, age 62, died tragically.  She will always be remembered as the happy clerk in charge of the Brookston Post Office.  Everyone who knew her will never forget the wonderful person she was.


March 4, 2018 Thomas H. Flynn Jr., 87 of Winona died Sunday.  Thomas Herbert was born July 10, 1930, in Brookston, Minn., to Thomas Sr. and Margaret (Ettsen) Flynn. He served in the military from 1948-1949. He was formerly employed for 15 years at D.M.I.R. Railroad and Great Northern Rail Road, as a mechanic and welder and he retired in 1992 after 34 years as a sales representative with Gerber Baby Foods. In 1991, Tom married Diane M. Stenzel at Faith Lutheran Church, Winona.  More...


April 21, 2015:  21-Year-Old Brookston Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder


Two Brookston men charged for conspiring to sell synthetic drugs


On Thursday, March 19, 2015, two men from Brookston appeared in federal court to face conspiracy charges of manufacturing and distributing synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) through several smoke shops in Minnesota.  The Brookston men, Steven Jay Lyke, 25, and Daniel Lee Lyke, 26, allegedly participated in the conspiracy to sell illegal cannabinoids under the “Smokes 4 Less” brand in several smoke shops.


Prosecutors say the conspiracy was led by the chain’s owner, 33-year-old Omar Ziad Wazwaz of New Brighton, Minnesota.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office also charged Vladimir Vladimirovic Brik, 25, of Duluth, and Taleb Jamal Awad, address unknown.


The U.S. Attorney’s O ffice said the controlled substances were imported from China and manufactured into a liquid solution that was sprayed onto leafy material and sold through the smoke shops under the brand name “Kryptonite.”


A news release says that sales of the store brand and similar products netted millions of dollars in profits.


Steven Lyke faces three charges and Daniel Lyke two for the distribution of controlled substance analogues, drug misbranding and money laundering.


Elizabeth Rovinsky duck painting a first place winner at Minnesota Duck Stamp Contest: The 2014 Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Contest was open to students in grades K-12 in all 50 States.  One “Best of Show” from each state would compete on the National Level.  Students participated by submitting original artwork depicting a duck; from these submissions, winning entries would be selected.


There were more than 900 entries in the Minnesota contest.  Students competed in four divisions:  Division I:  K-3rd grades; Division II:  4th-6th grades; Division III:  7th-9th grades; and Division IV:  10th-12th grades.  Winning entries were awarded first, second, or third place recognition, and it was possible to have more than one winner in each level, from each Division.  Elizabeth Rovinsky (Brookston) was one of three first place winners in Division IV.


Strategic Insights - Managing by the Book

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This book shares the experiences of a manager of 30 years who has worked firsthand with employees at every step of the way.  It explains the many ways and processes needed to maximize performance with varying types of people, opposing unions, and boundless bureaucracy.


This manager has always maintained firsthand communication with employees, learning what motivates and demotivates him or her. 


Table of Contents

Brooke Manor Inc

Brooke Manor, Inc (formerly the Lamb House) is a local Assisted Living Plus Program with 24-hour Customized Living Services


Residency is available based on occupancy and is open to men, women, and couples, at least 55 years of age.


Rooms are now available!


Personal interviews and tours are available by appointment.


Get the full details here....


Call Ginny Tuominen, Administrator/Owner at (218) 590-7322 or (218) 453-5262


Brooke Manor
4878 Highway 31
Brookston, MN 55711