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

Trooper was on laptop moments before crash

Ernest Uhlenkamp and his wife were cruising down a rural highway toward their farm near Sauk Centre, Minn., when he saw a police car approaching on a side road off in the distance.

Updated: November 26, 2011, - 06:06 AM

Private patrols may be over and out in Foley

The city of Foley, under a proposed agreement, would continue using deputies instead of hiring a security service.

Updated: November 16, 2011, - 10:59 PM

Border bill pits security against the environment

Opponents say bill to allow security patrols in sensitive areas such as the BWCA is solution in search of problem.

Updated: November 14, 2011, - 01:17 AM

New crack sentencing rules leave justice system in flux

Feds have spent months combing through files of inmates who may qualify for release. In Minnesota, the change in the guidelines will mean an early release for 100 to 150 inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine crimes.

Updated: November 03, 2011, - 02:15 PM

In Foley, private eyes on street

Foley, population 2,600, decided to stop paying for about 17 hours a day of extra Benton County Sheriff's patrols and instead hire a private security firm to cruise the city around the clock.

Updated: October 31, 2011, - 10:30 PM

Feds may bring charges in synthetic drug case

They may prosecute 21-year-old facing murder charges in fatal Blaine party. Murder suspect must agree to spend nearly 10 years in prison to avoid possible federal prosecution.

Updated: October 24, 2011, - 12:08 PM

In Dairyland, butter law is a sticking point

Wisconsinites are debating whether to scrap a law that gives an edge to butter on restaurant tables.

Updated: October 22, 2011, - 05:12 PM

Tour Galapagos by land

Staying at hotels on the islands, instead of the usual boats offshore, brings more money to the locals and gives vacationers a whole new perspective.

Updated: October 22, 2011, - 01:46 PM

Unbelted, at risk on outstate roads

Though seat belt use has reached an all-time high of nearly 93% in Minnesota, other state data shows motorists in outstate Minnesota are using seat belts at far lower rates.

Updated: October 20, 2011, - 02:28 PM

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