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Nathan Bowe

News Editor

Bowe has worked as reporter, editor and news editor of the Tribune since 2001. He has also worked at newspapers in Bemidji, Fargo, and Wahpeton, N.D. since graduating from North Dakota State University in 1989.

Bowe covers the Becker County Board and the court system for the Tribune, and handles the opinion pages for the Tribune and Focus. As news editor of both papers, he is the go-to contact person for readers and the general public: breaking or hard news tips, story ideas, questions and general feedback should be directed to him.

Originally from Fargo, Bowe has lived in Detroit Lakes since 1996. His family has had a cabin on Cotton Lake since the 1950s.

Bowe has been married to Teresa for 25 years and their son, Jonah, also lives in Detroit Lakes. Son Matthew and daughter Aimee are married, with children, and live in the Twin Cities. Daughter Jessica works in chemical dependency treatment in Thailand.

In his free time, Bowe enjoys long walks with his pug, Jeb, and bulldog-Lab mix, Margot. Not surprisingly, he follows the news avidly, likes to read, and enjoys watching the Twins and the Vikings.

Reach Bowe at nbowe@dlnewspapers.com.

Recent stories by Nathan Bowe
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