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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. Sign up to receive the new North Report newsletter.

Previously, Louwagie worked at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.


Children's Minnesota tackles racial health disparities: 'What gets measured, gets done'

Children's Minnesota is using a dashboard to show racial disparities in patient outcomes, and efforts to change them.


The Rev. Cathy McDonald, who lent an ear to those whom society forgot, dies at 82

The Rev. Cathy McDonald was a good listener, especially to those living on the fringes of society.As the fifth woman in Minnesota to be ordained…


Mary Ann Milton, pioneering real estate broker and entrepreneur, dies of COVID-19 complications

As a woman working in a man's world in the 1950s, Mary Ann Milton found success on her own terms.Believed to be the first female…


One dead, four wounded after shooting at Buffalo health clinic

A 67-year-old male suspect has been detained after the shooting at an Allina Health clinic. He had a history of being unhappy with health care he had received and threatening medical workers, authorities said. Police found suspicious devices as well.


Revered prep football coach gets heat for Diversity Club comments

Carl Fruechte questions whether a club at Caledonia High School in southern Minnesota will be open to differing views of homosexuality.


Grand Marais mayor's dog survives wolf attack

Wolves cornered Blue, a two-year-old Weimaraner, on a trail in the woods.


Federal stimulus will help pay internet bills, boost broadband access across Minnesota

The COVID relief bill includes $7 billion for increasing access and security.


St. Paul matriarch, 99, and family survive COVID scare

The petite 99-year-old had been in good health until early November, when she started sleeping all day and eating only a few bites.


Senators challenge Trump order banning some diversity training concepts

Smith, Klobuchar join 21 senators challenging Trump executive order.


N.J. tech firm buys Cook County News-Herald and looks to add others

The sale is a New Jersey company's first media purchase.