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

'Maidens' sex abuse case took 2 years before charges were filed

Investigators are searching for the former pastor of the River Road Fellowship, Victor A. Barnard, who faces dozens of counts of abusing underage girls in his Finlayson, Minn., congregation.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:50 PM

Jury selected to hear case of Little Falls man who shot, killed 2 teens

Attorneys in the Byron Smith murder trial in Little Falls finished choosing a jury Wednesday afternoon, state court officials said,...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Obituary: Teacher Jean Jacobson defied stereotypes of her time

Jean Jacobson was ahead of her time for women her age. Raised during the Great Depression, she left Devils Lake,...

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Little Falls trial today pits the right of self-defense vs. murder

When Byron Smith goes to court Monday, the question jurors will face is stark: Did he act as a reasonable person would by shooting the intruders into his home? Or did he cross a legal line and coldly execute two teens by continuing to fire after they were injured?

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 07:33 AM

March 21: Murder indictment stands in Little Falls shooting

The state’s high court has denied a Little Falls man’s request to reconsider a first-degree murder indictment against him in...

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 06:30 PM

Duluth's Superior Street to get redesigned

The best-known corridor in downtown Duluth will get a multimillion-dollar redesign as part of a project to replace utilities.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 03:49 PM

Women and pets: Side by side at Minnesota shelters

Anna Marie’s Alliance, a women’s shelter in St. Cloud, is part of an increasing trend in domestic abuse shelters around the country. While many make arrangements for pets to be fostered or kenneled elsewhere, the number of shelters allowing pets there has surged from just four in 2008 to at least 77 now.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Le Sueur Co. teen accused of shooting sleeping dad faces murder charge

Teen accused of being angry at his dad, killing him.

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 08:55 AM

March 30: 4,500 miles of railroad worry

State leaders are trying to get more help as the rail traffic from the North Dakota oil boom has raised the potential risk to residents along the lines.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:25 AM

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

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