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

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

Families and athletes thinking twice about traveling to Sochi

Team USA athletes are training toward peak performances for the Winter Olympics while terrorism threats inside the host country have put some athletes and families on edge about their travel plans.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 01:36 PM

Duluth woman found in alley is treated for frostbite

Police said Thursday they still hadn’t determined why Coons was outside but said they do not suspect criminal activity.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Roger Nierengarten, former Minnesota appeals court judge, dies at 88

Roger Nierengarten wore a prestigious black robe as a Minnesota Court of Appeals judge for five years, but at times,...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 07:36 PM

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

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