Reporter | Regional

Pam Louwagie is a regional reporter and Duluth Bureau Chief 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.


Duluth's Park Point may be gradually crumbling away

The future is important to the more than 300 residential structures, hotels and other businesses that call it home, as well as the bustling shipping industry


Larvae of zebra mussels found in Lake of the Woods, Minnesota DNR says

The Minnesota DNR added the Minnesota portion of the lake to the state's zebra mussel infested waters list.


Duluth's recreational trails are helping city remake its image

The pathways have become real estate selling points, a sign that Duluth's investments in rebranding itself as an outdoors haven are paying off.


'Miracle on Ice' player Pavelich found incompetent to stand trial

A judge suspended the assault case against the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey star.


Judge approves $40 million settlement with Duluth Diocese

Diocese must also open files on priests and develop plan to protect children.


Minneapolis man arrested after shooting during Fond du Lac funeral

Mourners helped restrain the suspect until police could arrive


William A. Irvin museum ship is back in its Duluth slip

The masterful maneuver took place with just over a foot of clearance.


Duluth's famous Irvin museum ship ready to come home as soon as Wednesday

Officials need a calm day to tow it through the pedestrian bridge.


Jayme Closs, who freed herself from her captor, feels 'stronger every day'

Year after her kidnapping, parents' killings, teen is "reclaiming her life."


You're hired! Split Rock Lighthouse gets new resident keeper

Hayes Scriven, who now directs a veterans historical museum in Superior, Wis., starts Nov. 1.