Joe Banish


Joe Banish grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in May 2017.

Prior to joining the Herald in September 2022, Banish was a reporter at the Suffolk News Herald in Suffolk, Virginia, covering education and community features.

Banish covers news pertaining to K-12 and higher education, as well as county commission coverage.

Readers can reach Banish at (813)-508-1867, or

Bill amended to reduce penalty from a Class C felony to a Class A misdemeanor
Opponents concerned about lack of evidence surrounding viewpoint based discrimination on university campuses
The bill, which was met with a 7-5 vote with one member absent, will move to subcommittee for amendment.
House Bill 1199 would authorize Bank of North Dakota to provide line of credit to expedite construction due to delays in release of ARPA funds
House Bill 1256 would make perpetuating a "false and frivolous" accusation a Class C felony.
Some university leaders expressed concern with Gov. Doug Burgum’s proposal that salaries for state employees increase 6% in the first year of the biennium and 4% in the second year.
Judge Peter Welte of the U.S. District Court for North Dakota, ruled the women do not have jurisdiction to file lawsuit against UND as non-students.
Grand Forks firm ICON working on projects with more than 20 districts.
The Department of Energy awarded the grant to UND and H Quest Vanguard to research separating carbon and hydrogen from flared natural gas at North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields.
Job openings abound for health care professionals in Grand Forks region