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

Brainerd's plan to buy hydroelectric dam stirs up controversy

City is getting pushback on plan to buy hydroelectric dam from Wausau Paper for $2.6 million.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 06:06 PM

Southwestern Minnesota is thirsty for water pipeline completion

Builders of a water pipeline are frustrated by a trickle of federal funding.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 06:11 PM

Mankato police link designer drug to 2 deaths

Mankato police say a synthetic in blue bags with crowns may have killed teen and 22-year-old. They worry more is...

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:30 PM

Apostle Islands ice caves to close by Sunday because of warmer weather

Officials will continue to monitor ice conditions before then, and if the ice weakens too much they warned they could shut down access sooner.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Red Lake Tribal Council member found shot, dead

A Red Lake Tribal Council member was found dead with a gunshot wound on Saturday evening and a woman at...

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Duluth: Not just another pretty view

City officials want to broaden visitors’ horizons.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Saving Bobbi: A teen's sex trafficking ordeal

Powerful forces are taking aim at a damaging marketplace largely hidden by the digital age.

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 11:31 AM

Cities, counties seek to opt out of newspapers

Proposed changes would allow governments to publish notices on their own websites.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:52 PM

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

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