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 Northland’s only abortion clinic is readying for an influx of patients. Abortion is no longer legal in South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
A 6-0 vote during a special meeting on Monday was essentially symbolic, but the message was clear
"We’re in the process of analyzing things and seeing what we can do better," Superintendent Mike Kolness said Wednesday
A pair of school board votes set aside $1.5 million this year and next on assorted maintenance projects, plus a further $1 million each year to repay an estimated $15-16 million worth of bonds that will in turn pay for work on fire alarms and other safety-minded equipment at the district's elementary schools and Central High School
So far, four candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for five available seats on Grand Forks Public Schools' highest governing body
Hank Berry first reported Katelyn Berry missing on Dec. 31.
The yes-or-no nature of Brenner’s evaluation belies the work board members put into it beforehand, a process that produces results that more closely resemble a graded class.
Tyrese Murph, 22, is charged with misdemeanor assault, but Douglas County, Nebraska, prosecutors are reportedly weighing whether they'll pursue felony charges
The Herald interviewed three social studies educators to get a sense of how schools in the Grand Forks area are addressing Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the questions students have for them. A reporter and a photographer also sat in on a social studies class at Central High School on Thursday, March 3.
According to data, more needed teaching positions are being filled "irregularly" or not being filled at all.