Pam Louwagie | Star Tribune
Reporter | Regional

Pam Louwagie is a regional reporter for the Star Tribune. She previously covered courts and legal affairs and was on the newspaper's investigative team. She now writes frequently about a variety of topics in northeast Minnesota and around the state and region. 

Previously, Louwagie worked at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Community of Bowlus comes together to build new playground

Community fundraisers included a garage sale.

Great Lakes high water could hurt shipping, industry warns

Opening dams in the East could thwart flooding but hurt shipping in Duluth.

Alone against the Atlantic: Minnesota adventurer Gerry Spiess dies at 79

People thought Gerry Spiess was crazy to try to sail across the Atlantic in the tiny vessel he meticulously crafted out of plywood and fiberglass and called Yankee Girl.

Fierce storms, high water gobble up Lake Superior's south shore

After several years of high water on the Great Lakes, residents and governments are scrambling to figure out what to do to combat Mother Nature's wrath.

Walter Mondale still in demand and politically engaged at 91

While the grind of an election campaign is well behind him and his hair is now white, he's still engaged and the demands on his time don't stop.

Duluth's new boat helps fight fires from Lake Superior

Duluth vessel equipped for fire, medical, environmental response

NE. Minn. county orders work to halt on building project with possible ties to religious sect

Project has raised public concern because of Seth Jeffs' past.

Memorial Day weather in Minnesota included heavy rains, tornadoes

Much of Minnesota got a Memorial Day soaking, with spots in the southeast corner of the state getting hit by tornadoes. The National Weather Service…

Jake Patterson sentenced to life without possibility of parole

"You are the embodiment of evil," Barron County District Judge James Babler told the kidnapper of Jayme Closs and the murderer of her parents. Closs' statement called Patterson "a coward."

Patterson faces sentencing today in Closs murders, kidnapping

Wisconsin man pleaded guilty to killing the teen's parents and abducting her.