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: 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

Retirements shrinking ranks of Minn.'s rural medical responders

Emergency medical service in rural Minnesota is approaching a dangerous dearth of volunteers as baby boomers age out of the demanding work and into needing more care themselves.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Fetal alcohol fight in Crow Wing arms itself with new tool

A nonprofit is trying a technology- and incentive-based method to keep pregnant teens and young women sober.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Red Wing considers rededicating Columbus Day

The Red Wing City Council considers changing October holiday to First Peoples’ Day.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Brainerd City Council president found dead

Authorities were working to determine the cause of death of Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland, who was found dead...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 07:37 PM

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

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