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.


Chisago sheriff resigns amid investigation into 'bizarre' scheme

Investigators say Rick Duncan admitted writing anonymous, threatening letters to coerce a female employee.


Decision to reopen Grand Mound site expected this fall

The American Indian burial mounds have been closed since 2002


To the lighthouse: Historic Duluth structure seeks qualified owner

The U.S. Coast Guard deemed the red-roofed structure "excess" to their needs.


'End-of-the-road' office in Ely gets on the internet fast lane

Ten Below Coworking boasts the city's first fiber-optic broadband-connection available to the public.


In Two Harbors, ordinance restricts camper sharing

While it was already a violation of the city's zoning code to occupy a recreational vehicle in a backyard, the new ordinance spells it out clearly for rentals.


Broken service station pipe leads to gasoline spill in Ely

Officials said some leaked into local sewer system.


Shallower Lake Pepin is call to action to deal with sediment

Sediment buildup is making things difficult for boaters as well as local aquatic life, so a grass-roots group is working on changes.


William A. Irvin ship museum faces tricky move in Duluth

Slip cleanup, paint job will mean moving the William A. Irvin


Dennis B. McGrath, public relations executive who connected with people, dies at 81

The 81-year-old showed an interest in people's lives, families and hobbies, friends said.


Minnesota doctors call attention to Puerto Rico children's hidden scars

The stress and anxiety left by the storms still plagues young people who have seen their homes destroyed, families uprooted and futures shaken.