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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Mayor Emily Larson announced that Laura Marquardt, a longtime investigator and administrator, would be the department's interim chief starting Aug 1.
Alyssa Ortman, 27, and her 5-year-old child died after their car collided with another driven by state Sen. Janet Bewley.
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."
A 6-0 vote during a special meeting on Monday was essentially symbolic, but the message was clear
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.
The "Base 40" RQ-4 Global Hawk that crashed into a field about 4 miles north of Grand Forks Air Force Base last week was worth about $130 million, Air Force staff says.
The Air Force is working to recover the drone, which has a 130.9-foot wingspan and weighs about 14,950 pounds.
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.