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

Ice cave craze brings crowds, cash to Apostle Islands area

More than 76,000 have flocked to the spot since Jan. 15, when park officials deemed the lake’s ice low-risk for visitors. That’s more than half the number of visitors for all of last year for the entire park, covering 21 islands and the mainland caves.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 10:33 AM

Inside hijacked Ethiopian plane, gasps and then calm

Edina woman recounts the hourslong ordeal she thought might be the end.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Retirements shrinking ranks of Minn.'s rural medical responders

Emergency medical service in rural Minnesota is approaching a dangerous dearth of volunteers as baby boomers age out of the demanding work and into needing more care themselves.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Fetal alcohol fight in Crow Wing arms itself with new tool

A nonprofit is trying a technology- and incentive-based method to keep pregnant teens and young women sober.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Red Wing considers rededicating Columbus Day

The Red Wing City Council considers changing October holiday to First Peoples’ Day.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Brainerd City Council president found dead

Authorities were working to determine the cause of death of Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland, who was found dead...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 07:37 PM

Minnesota expands heating assistance eligibility

That means a household of four earning less than $52,370 per year will now be eligible under the new guidelines. A household of two earning less than $35,612 will be eligible.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 07:29 PM

Beer buzz? FAA grounds plan to deliver 12-packs by drone

Lakemaid Beer president Jack Supple brewed up a plan this winter to quench the beer thirst of ice fishers on central Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs, with retailers taking orders using GPS coordinates.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 01:27 PM

Heating bills bring chills of worry in rural Minnesota

Ron Selleck huddles under an electric blanket every night, worrying how long the propane in the tank outside his home...

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 05:14 AM

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