Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen is an award-winning reporter at the Duluth News Tribune. He covers schools and education across the Northland.

He's previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota, the Bemidji Pioneer in northwestern Minnesota, Sun Newspapers in suburban Minneapolis, and the Perham Focus in a different part of northwestern Minnesota. Joe grew up in south Minneapolis and graduated in 2009 from the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University with a degree in English and Philosophy.

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted 9-2 despite allegations of impropriety, or at least the appearance of it.
St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."
The Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police sent a tweet just before 12:30 p.m. stating that Highway 75 is "clear."
The attack happened on May 5, 1992. It shocked the city of Grand Forks and ushered in the first meaningful security measures at the courthouse.
Work continues on a project to bring water from the Missouri River to eastern North Dakota. This summer's drought doesn't have anything to do with the timing, but it shows the importance of it, one project leader says.
Eric Reinbold, of Oklee, Minnesota, was apprehended early Wednesday morning, Aug. 4, in rural Red Lake County. He was arrested without incident, according to the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities are still searching for Eric Reinbold, an Oklee, Minn., man who they claim is the primary suspect in the murder of his wife.
Mark Lindquist, a motivational speaker and Air Force veteran who belts out the national anthem across the country, hopes to unseat Rep. Michelle Fischbach in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.
“Whatever’s on the streets and goes down the gutter, that’s what ends up in those pits,” a Grand Forks worker told the Herald. And someone has to keep those pits clean.
Protesters marched into the night Saturday in cities across Minnesota and North Dakota, chanting and carrying signs to mark the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died Monday after he was pinned down for nearly nine minutes by a white Minneapolis police officer.