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 union represents about 1,500 custodians, cooks, groundskeepers and other service workers at the five campuses, including the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Union members are set to vote on the new agreement in the next few weeks. It includes a $20 minimum wage for union members and at least 13% pay hikes over the next three years.
By an overwhelming margin, Teamsters Local 320 members at all five campuses agreed to the action. Union leaders plan to file notice with the state and university.
Flight tracking data indicates it crashed into the house shortly after taking off from Duluth International Airport late Saturday night.
The activisit is set to speak on Oct. 1 in Duluth. His presentation, rally organizers said, is called “Engage in the Change: Our Generation Must Own Democracy.”
A school district in southern Minnesota offers online, career-minded coursework for students statewide.
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."