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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."
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - After 13 years in a tornado of mystery, the stolen ruby slippers landed in the hands of the FBI. "We received a new tip and some information that we diligently pursued," Jill
DULUTH -- Finally, something Republicans and Democrats agree on -- health care is a big issue that needs to be dealt with. That's not to say they agree on the solutions. State residents have
DULUTH--The longest sled dog race in the Lower 48 will be shortened about 75 miles, ending in Grand Portage instead of the outskirts of Duluth next year, organizers announced Friday, Sept. 21.
DULUTH -- It has all the makings of a typical Senate race -- incumbent touts her achievements while challenger attacks her record and paints her as out-of-touch.
DULUTH -- When Minnesota regulators signed off on the Line 3 replacement pipeline this summer, they may have reshaped the future of oil transportation across the state.
DULUTH -- Brenda Long ticked off the names of men in her life who died young. Mike Trafton, her father, at age 48. Tom Trafton, her older half brother, at 43. Gary Trafton, the younger brother she
DULUTH -- Minnesota family child care providers are embracing some small regulatory changes that could make a big difference in a profession that is shrinking fast.
DULUTH -- After decades as a small business owner, Annette Beaufeaux had reached a pressure point. It was time for a change. "I don't want to look back and say I just did this one thing," said the
DULUTH -- Not many properties are required to carry flood insurance in the Twin Ports. But if storms similar to those of June 14-15 become the new normal, some residents may want to pick up a policy