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.


Wave of volunteers aiding search for Jayme Closs brings 'outpouring of hope and support'

The volunteers' assignment was to look for evidence of her disappearance and clues behind the killing of her parents.


Lake Superior's waves take $18M toll on Duluth shoreline

The gales of October are proving to be quite expensive for the city of Duluth. The Oct. 10 storm that whipped up a frenzy of…


Wis. town on edge with search for missing teen, slain parents

The Barron County sheriff said 13-year-old Jayme Closs was in the home when her parents were shot and killed. She has been missing ever since.


Rosemary Freeman, who led University of Minnesota sit-in in 1969, dies at 71

When black students at the University of Minnesota sat down to negotiate with President Malcolm Moos in 1969 after they effectively shut down the school's…


Hostel, boutique hotel help fill niche in Duluth's expanding lodging scene

As the owner of a Duluth music venue, Bob Monahan understands that many touring musicians need inexpensive places to sleep. That was becoming less and…


Duluth to start assessing damage from battering by strong winds, big waves

Gusts topped 50 mph while snow was forecast in north-central region.


Kavanaugh foes ask if victims' trauma matters to society

In the minds of many opposing the nomination, the confirmation is not just about one situation, not just about victims being heard and believed. It's about the next step.


Great Lakes cleanup comes with an economic ripple effect

Duluth and Superior are among the regional cities seeing a boom after environmental restoration efforts.


Sheriff said he couldn't ignore flaws in Jacob Wetterling case

Don Gudmundson stunned the state with a blunt critique of the 27-year child abduction investigation and its perplexing blunders.


New Soudan mine tours go deep – into geology, that is

Underground walk focuses on the science behind ore mining