Pam Louwagie

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-7102
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.

Recent content from Pam Louwagie

April 3: Schaffhausen mostly silent in police interview

The second day of Aaron Schaffhausen’s insanity trial resumed with a viewing of the lengthy police interview of Schaffhausen after he turned himself in to River Falls police.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 06:09 AM

Jury selected for Schaffhausen's insanity trial

More than 100 potential jurors were brought in and 38 were questioned. He has pleaded guilty to killing his three...

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 08:57 PM

New perspective in Nepal

An off-season trek in Nepal demands a new perspective amid swirls of clouds, Sherpas in traditional garb, Buddhist prayer wheels...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 02:29 PM

Schaffhausen: My illness killed my three daughters

Aaron Schaffhausen entered guilty pleas in the slaying of his three daughters, but he maintains that mental illness means he shouldn’t be held responsible.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Schaffhausen plea change put on hold

Father accused of killing girls had been expected to plead guilty but argue he wasn’t responsible because of mental defect.

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Schaffhausen may change plea to guilty in 3 girls’ deaths

The man accused of killing his three children in their River Falls home may admit to the crimes while maintaining that he is not responsible for them.

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 11:33 AM

Bill would give survivors, others steel from the fallen 35W bridge

Historical Society would get first dibs before remnants are sold and recycled.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 07:31 PM

Twin Cities commute will be all-day struggle; 4-5" by tonight

Snow is expected to fall through Tuesday, making Monday morning and evening commutes a challenge. A midafternoon lull is expected.

Updated: March 04, 2013, - 08:07 AM

March 2: Prosecutor: Schaffhausen threatened ex-wife before girls' deaths

Attorneys debated just how much evidence of such threats and the couple’s troubled marriage and messy divorce jurors should be allowed to hear at trial, set to begin April 1.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 09:10 AM

Feb. 20: Judge: 2 experts can assess Schaffhausen's mental health

HUDSON, Wis. – Prosecutors may send two mental health experts to assess a man accused of killing his three daughters...

Updated: February 20, 2013, - 09:25 PM

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