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

Saving Bobbi, Part 4: Struggling to find a way forward

As the pimps in Bobbi Larson’s case are sentenced, she wrestles with the tenacious after-effects of sex trafficking.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Part 3: Saving Bobbi: One cop's determination

When Sgt. Grant Snyder went looking for Bobbi Larson, he used digital tools and started in cyberspace.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 02:47 PM

Part 2: Lured by drugs, used by pimps

Second of four parts: Traffickers target vulnerable kids such as Bobbi Larson, ensnaring them with attention, drugs, a place to stay.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 02:46 PM

Cities at odds with Minnesota's gun law

The statute prevents most municipalities from enacting their own restrictions, but some do so anyway.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Option to buy 190-proof alcohol in Wisconsin may run dry

A bipartisan bill is slated for introduction in the Wisconsin Assembly to ban 190-proof or higher spirits from Dairyland liquor store shelves.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 08:42 AM

Minnesota Guardsman held on ID theft charges

A Minnesota National Guardsman talked of blowing up a training facility and making a “target package” for Warren Buffett.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Fraud case, militia ties shock Maplewood vet's neighbors

Keith Michael Novak, an intelligence analyst with the Minnesota National Guard, awaits a Monday court hearing after being accused of stealing information so he could make fake IDs for militia members.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 05:29 AM

Duluth student suffers severe frostbite, but survives frigid night on porch

Unconscious woman suffered severe frostbite to hands and feet and may lose at least one of them.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 11:23 PM

Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivukkah

A rare confluence of calendars makes Thanksgiving fall amid the Festival of Lights this year.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 01:26 PM

Saving Bobbi: Two Harbors teen heartened by response

Two Harbors teen gets encouragement from friends and strangers after they learned of her sex-trafficking ordeal in the Twin Cities.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 11:10 PM

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