Pam Louwagie | Star Tribune
Reporter | Regional

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.


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

Underground walk focuses on the science behind ore mining


St. Peter couple charged with child neglect after boy, 5, left in woods

A man and woman in southern Minnesota have been charged with child neglect after telling authorities they dropped off a 5-year-old boy in the woods…


It's lights out for lone traffic signals in small Minn. towns

A series of traffic signals in southern Minnesota have disappeared in recent years, casualties of low volumes of vehicles, modern state standards and aging infrastructure expensive to replace.


With cruising industry booming, Duluth bets on new wave of passenger ships

In hopes of establishing the Lake Superior port city as a destination for passenger ships, the city and local agencies are investing in port infrastructure.


Duluth officials discuss ways to respect unearthed remains

Crews digging near an intersection in Duluth in preparation for future road construction came across 55 coffins — all believed to be empty — as…


Near Duluth, geese police paddle to save a beloved grain

University student's research involves scaring away hungry birds.


Confused GPS steers drivers down treacherous road near Ely

Six Mile Lake Road is a two-track, overgrown and muddy thoroughfare — a place better suited to off-road vehicles.


Well-read on current events, Doris Ferree Clegg defended heartfelt causes

Even into her 90s, Doris Clegg wouldn't finish the milk at the bottom of a glass.That was where the dirt settled during the storms of…


WTIP in Grand Marais: A deep-woods dose of radio charm

Listeners near and far have come to appreciate the little community station broadcasting on the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead.


Ely outdoor clothing featured at White House showcase

Susan Schurke was proud that Wintergreen Northern Wear was chosen but also a bit conflicted.