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

Accommodating autism: Where's the fine line?

A Minnesota church's efforts to bar a severely autistic 13-year-old boy from its Roman Catholic mass, saying he's a danger to others, illustrates the difficulties that surface when institutions and parents of autistic children intersect.

Updated: April 06, 2011, - 02:51 PM

Making a rural comeback: The old gravel road

Our regional neighbors are tearing up pavement that's too pricey to fix.

Updated: March 26, 2011, - 10:27 PM

Fugitives take a toll on state

Many convicts on supervised release abscond and commit more crimes.

Updated: March 23, 2011, - 04:49 PM

Fugitives hiding within reach

On the run for 4 months, a sex offender wasn't caught until after he struck again.

Updated: March 23, 2011, - 04:48 PM

Alarms sounded, but no one was there to hear them

Despite a bed alarm and other safeguards, Rudella Reiners, 89, got up undetected, fell and broke her hip. She died five days later.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:50 PM

An innovative approach to making homes safer

A St. Cloud nursing home has reduced falls with high-tech gear, individualized care plans and consistent staffing.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:49 PM

A shocking fall, a painful end - but 'no further action'

Despite alarms in place and a staff on alert, Lois Swanson suffered serious injuries in a fall and died 10 days later.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:48 PM

Last of 3 parts: No easy solutions

Some say more staffing, better training would help reduce falls.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:47 PM

Part 2: Sanctions not tough

Few fall-related deaths are fully investigated by state regulators. This is the second part of a three-part series. Part 1: Deadly falls

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:47 PM

Part 1: Deadly falls

More than 100 Minnesotans die each year after suffering falls in nursing homes. Few deaths are fully investigated by the state, and serious penalties for violations are rare.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 02:46 PM

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