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

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

Nov. 25, 2013: First-degree murder charges stand in Little Falls case

A Morrison County grand jury had issued the first-degree murder indictments in April against 65-year-old Byron David Smith in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer, 18, and her cousin Nick Brady, 16.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 08:52 PM

White Earth members approve new constitution

New constitution does away with blood quantum rule.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 10:46 AM

Sex trafficking statewide in Minnesota is hard to see, but it's there

Pimps take girls on circuits through Minnesota, stopping in towns such as Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester and the Twin Cities. They use cellphones to create Internet ads while driving to a new town, do business there for a day or two, then disappear into the next town.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 03:49 PM

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