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

Star Tribune questions courtroom closure in Little Falls murder trial

Judge in Byron Smith trial closed courtroom before ruling on teens’ testimony.

Updated: April 28, 2015, - 09:26 PM

Byron Smith's attorneys file appeal in Little Falls murder case

His lawyers argue in papers filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court that Smith, convicted of killing two teenage intruders in his Little Falls home, shouldn’t have even been on trial for first-degree murder.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 09:41 PM

Murder verdict in Little Falls killings has not ended debate

A group that seeks to free shooter Byron Smith meets regularly; others see it as misguided effort.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 09:31 AM

Obituary: Audrey Benson, advocate for the disabled

On the back of her electric wheelchair, Audrey Benson left an entertaining compilation of messages in her wake.“Why be normal?...

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 08:52 PM

Apostle Islands ice caves open this weekend

The caves, which open to the public Saturday, were on display in a preview. Going? Share your photos with us!

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 03:28 PM

Apostle Islands ice caves to open Saturday

Those making the one-mile walk atop frozen Lake Superior will be facing an extremely treacherous but spectacular trek, officials warned.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 07:10 AM

Texas lab will do DNA test in Minneapolis serial murder case, judge rules

A private lab in Texas will perform DNA tests on old biological material from a 1980s Minneapolis serial killer case,...

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 06:35 PM

North Shore's famed pizza at your grocer? Yah, sure

Owner of Sven & Ole’s pizza aims for pies for sale in all of Minnesota, parts of Iowa and the Dakotas, Wisconsin and maybe even into Michigan.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 10:58 PM

Innocence Project, prosecutors argue over DNA testing in 1980s Mpls. serial killings

Attorneys argue over who should test sperm sample tied to serial killings in Minneapolis.

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 09:11 PM

Grand Marais man's first on Mount McKinley was chilly odyssey

Lonnie Dupre, on his fourth attempt, became the first to make a solo summit in January up North America’s tallest peak.

Updated: February 01, 2015, - 07:58 AM

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