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Laura Johnson, associate director of communications at the College of St. Scholastica, admires her trophy while outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Johnson is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. 
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Laura Johnson, associate director of communications at the College of St. Scholastica, admires her trophy while outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Johnson is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Jeremy Gardner, sound engineer at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, smiles after receiving his trophy while outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Gardner is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. 
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Jeremy Gardner, sound engineer at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, smiles after receiving his trophy while outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Gardner is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Chibuzo “CJ” Osuchukwu, Marshall School girls basketball coach and direct-care staff member with TLC of Duluth, smiles while holding his trophy outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Osuchukwu is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. 
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Chibuzo “CJ” Osuchukwu, Marshall School girls basketball coach and direct-care staff member with TLC of Duluth, smiles while holding his trophy outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Osuchukwu is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Hannah Stevens, group services director with Wheeler Associates, smiles while posing with her trophy outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Stevens is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. 
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Hannah Stevens, group services director with Wheeler Associates, smiles while posing with her trophy outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Stevens is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Alice Schroeder, administrative RN consultant and executive/artistic director with Duluth Regional Care Center and Zenith City Horror, looks at her trophy outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 while News Tribune digital producer Samantha Erkkila looks on. Schroeder is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. 
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Alice Schroeder, administrative RN consultant and executive/artistic director with Duluth Regional Care Center and Zenith City Horror, looks at her trophy outside of the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 while News Tribune digital producer Samantha Erkkila looks on. Schroeder is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Kate Van Daele, public information officer with the city of Duluth, holds her son, Colton, 2, and her trophy outside the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Van Daele is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. 
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Kate Van Daele, public information officer with the city of Duluth, holds her son, Colton, 2, and her trophy outside the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Van Daele is one of the recipients in the "20 Under 40" class of 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

News Tribune reporter Christa Lawler, right, chats with "20 Under 40" recipient Emily Ekstrom, owner of Hucklebeary, left, outside the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, while Samantha Erkkila, a digital producer, organizes the box of trophies. Lawler and Erikkila greeted the recipients from the 2021 class and handed them their trophies and a tasty treat.
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News Tribune reporter Christa Lawler, right, chats with "20 Under 40" recipient Emily Ekstrom, owner of Hucklebeary, left, outside the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, while Samantha Erkkila, a digital producer, organizes the box of trophies. Lawler and Erikkila greeted the recipients from the 2021 class and handed them their trophies and a tasty treat. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

News Tribune digital producer Samantha Erkkila, left, poses with a "20 Under 40" trophy next to reporter Christa Lawler outside the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Erkkila and Lawler greeted the recipients from the 2021 class and handed them their trophies and a tasty treat.
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News Tribune digital producer Samantha Erkkila, left, poses with a "20 Under 40" trophy next to reporter Christa Lawler outside the Duluth News Tribune offices Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Erkkila and Lawler greeted the recipients from the 2021 class and handed them their trophies and a tasty treat. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune