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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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"What I think is super cool about music is we can all hear the same song and think of different things and feel different emotions," Lea told a class of fourth graders at Churchill Elementary on Tuesday.
Jan Sherman, of Kettle River, aims to be a licensed drug and alcohol counselor.
Harvey "Ace" Dilly's absence was first noted April 5 by a home health care worker, police said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
LEECH LAKE, Minn. -- An aging oil pipeline is set to be removed from tribal lands east of Bemidji. Enbridge Inc. agreed with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe leaders to remove the company's existing Line 3 oil pipeline from the reservation if or when it...