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

35W bridge survivor crosses again

Andy Gannon faced the 35W bridge across the Mississippi River for the first time since the collapse five years ago.

Updated: August 01, 2012, - 11:30 PM

I-35W bridge survivors: After the fall, healing and rebirth

Since the bridge collapsed on Aug. 1, 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145, survivors of the rush-hour disaster have struggled to rebound. Some still battle physical limitations. Others, emotional demons.

Updated: July 30, 2012, - 02:50 PM

Rural newcomers: Young, educated, there by choice

A small but steady contingent of educated transplants, often in their 30s and 40s, are choosing to seek simpler lives and settle in the countryside.

Updated: June 10, 2012, - 09:02 AM

State's suit against designer of 35W bridge to go forward

U. S. Supreme Court declines to hear the appeal from firm linked to design.

Updated: May 29, 2012, - 06:58 PM

Obituary: Battling addiction gave Infinite Leota Brooks a career

Infinite Leota Brooks, chemical dependency counselor

Updated: May 16, 2012, - 09:00 PM

Drivers who are texting often escape the law

Minnesota banned drivers from texting four years ago, but enforcing the law has proved to be a challenge.

Updated: May 14, 2012, - 05:40 AM

Forgettable text had a calamitous result

Chelsea Smith took a life and changed her own forever when she elected to check a text message while driving.

Updated: May 12, 2012, - 09:51 PM

State's immigration tide shifts back to Mexico

Those leaving cite immigration crackdown, economic slowdown.

Updated: April 30, 2012, - 05:49 AM

U.S. scraps rules to limit farm jobs done by kids

The Department of Labor had proposed barring young hired workers from some hazardous tasks.

Updated: April 27, 2012, - 09:19 PM

Some drivers find that cash can make the ticket go away

In some Minnesota cities, often for a fee, prosecutors let lead-footed motorists keep their records clean.

Updated: April 16, 2012, - 11:57 AM

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