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

Tree bound for U.S. Capitol comes down in Minnesota

The 70-foot spruce will have a long trip to Washington, visiting sites around Minnesota.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 09:48 PM

More retirees are turning to Red River Valley migrant work

These modern-day vagabonds, who travel in RVs, call themselves work campers. They are becoming a workforce that American Crystal Sugar Company is relying on more heavily as the North Dakota oil boom lures workers away from the Red River Valley.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 06:33 AM

Auditor questions destruction of notes as MSU, Mankato investigated Hoffner

Legislative auditor's report does not take sides in controversial firing of Mankato State coach Todd Hoffner but finds process troubling.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 07:02 AM

Online poll: Duluth is best outdoors town in America

Outside magazine put the question to online voters: Which is the country's best outdoors town?

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Duluth's new unofficial outdoors czar is a natural for the job

Duluth’s recreational lands chief is ready to make city a national destination.

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 05:30 AM

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

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