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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.

What it was like to watch the northern lights dance across the Midwestern sky

The northern lights put on spectacular show across Minnesota and Wisconsin on Friday night into Saturday.

Minnesota's large dark sky areas are unique. How can we preserve them?

Light pollution is growing worse, but every Minnesotan can take steps to curb it.

Events marking the two-year anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd

The events are going on Wednesday across Minneapolis and St. Paul

Ten years after hockey injury, 'Jabs' carves his own path

Jack Jablonski relishes his role as an insider in the sport that both shattered and helped him.

Ten years after a paralyzing hockey injury, Jack Jablonski is calling his own shots in California

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

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

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.