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Brooks Johnson

Brooks Johnson was an enterprise/investigative reporter and business columnist at the Duluth News Tribune from 2016 to 2019.

"Out of that tragedy a lot of advancements have come, and we'll continue to seek more."
CLOQUET--Four people passed microphones across a table, sometimes echoing one another, sometimes striking out on their own. One of them might be elected governor -- in about 400 days.
A wide swath of Minnesotans interact with a homegrown, billion-dollar business every day -- without leaving the house, without turning on a computer, without blinking. Just don't expect all of them to know the name of that company. Allete Inc. is...
Cloquet's match and toothpick factory is closing, and 85 people will lose their jobs there as a result, owner Newell Brands announced Monday. The plant produces Diamond matches and toothpicks, a business that New Jersey-based Newell sold last mon...