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.


Minnesota high court considers whether late serial killer deserves case review

Innocence Project wants to clear the name of Billy Glaze and seek justice.


Could cascade of allegations send #MeToo off the rails?

Some fear the cultural shift in the movement engenders backlash.


Snowy owl rescued from Minnesota coffee roaster's equipment

A snowy owl somehow got stuck inside a vent at a Duluth coffee roasting facility.


Minnesota counties file lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

They join a wave of lawsuits across the country trying to recoup costs for the public health crisis.


After financial woes, a sweet solution for Duluth bakery

Eileen Brown has brought the goods loved at How Sweet It Is Cakes to the Du­luth Grill.


Cult leader's prison sentence ordered reduced by six years

Victor Barnard's sentence reduced to 24 years.


Minn. counties, cities joining rush of lawsuits against opioid producers

They are joining scores of county and local governments alleging manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids are largely responsible for an epidemic of dangerous addiction.


Grassroots effort is sprucing up Chisholm

Locals brainstormed on making downtown better with grant money.


Duluth cleans up after storm waves batter shore

Lake Superior's high level made damage more severe.


You are here: Phone maps help find the way in state forests

Hunters, hikers and others who bring their smartphones into Minnesota state forests soon won't have much of an excuse if they get lost.