Pam Louwagie

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-7102
Pam Louwagie writes about various topics around the five-state region. A Star Tribune reporter since 2001, she has worked on the newspaper’s investigative team and covered federal courts and legal affairs. She previously worked at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Recent content from Pam Louwagie

Ely hopes tourism, local businesses give it new life

The once-vibrant mining hub appears to be on the rebound with a new library, the reopening of an outdoor clothing manufacturer and the planned expansion of a winter boot manufacturer.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Apostle Islands officials looking to charge fees for ice caves

Huge crowds last year prompted consideration.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 07:33 PM

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won't run again

Ness, who was first elected in 2007, announced Sunday he wouldn’t seek re-election in 2015. "I’ve tried to do this job well and I know the next person to hold the job will do the same,” Ness wrote in a Facebook posting.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 11:26 PM

Three Somali-Americans seek office in St. Cloud

Three Somali-American candidates are running for public office in this city known for past racial tension.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Western N.D. oil boom ignites cash-spending splurge

Big-earning workers making extravagant purchases are also leaving piles of money for local businesses and taxes in their wake.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Aug. 17: Fighting to keep the oil boom out of N.D. park

Superintendent Valerie Naylor is on watch to protect Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is “a very special place,” she said.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 05:26 PM

U study documents juvenile sex trafficking in Minneapolis

The degree to which traffickers use violence as part of a structured business strategy surprised researchers studying the juvenile sex trade in Minneapolis.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 10:16 AM

Prosecutors want charges in Waseca school plot reinstated

Appeals Court asked to decide if John LaDue should face attempted murder charges.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:21 AM

June 29: Parents seek psychiatric help for Waseca teen accused of plot

The 17-year-old accused of a massacre plot wants to “find out what’s wrong with me.”

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:15 PM

July 29: Judge scales back charges against Waseca teen plotting school attack

A district judge dismissed the most serious charges against John LaDue, the Waseca teenager accused of secretly plotting a school massacre this spring, saying prosecutors hadn’t shown that the boy’s actions went beyond “mere preparation.’’

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:14 PM

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