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

Western N.D. oil boom ignites cash-spending splurge

Big-earning workers making extravagant purchases are also leaving piles of money for local businesses and taxes in their wake.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Aug. 17: Fighting to keep the oil boom out of N.D. park

Superintendent Valerie Naylor is on watch to protect Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is “a very special place,” she said.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 05:26 PM

U study documents juvenile sex trafficking in Minneapolis

The degree to which traffickers use violence as part of a structured business strategy surprised researchers studying the juvenile sex trade in Minneapolis.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 10:16 AM

Prosecutors want charges in Waseca school plot reinstated

Appeals Court asked to decide if John LaDue should face attempted murder charges.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:21 AM

June 29: Parents seek psychiatric help for Waseca teen accused of plot

The 17-year-old accused of a massacre plot wants to “find out what’s wrong with me.”

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:15 PM

July 29: Judge scales back charges against Waseca teen plotting school attack

A district judge dismissed the most serious charges against John LaDue, the Waseca teenager accused of secretly plotting a school massacre this spring, saying prosecutors hadn’t shown that the boy’s actions went beyond “mere preparation.’’

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Aug. 15: Real horrors captured on video intrigue teens

Websites for videos of real violence, such as those that became an obsession for John LaDue in Waseca, have the attention of public safety officials.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Aug. 30: Sex trade from oil boom mostly unchecked

Towns at the epicenter of the Bakken oil boom are struggling to counter the brazen sex trade at work in a small community flash-flooded with male workers.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 07:15 AM

Aug. 27: Byron Smith finally testifies, breaks down on stand

The man jailed for life in the Thanksgiving Day murders of two unarmed teenagers testified for 15 minutes as he fights how much he must pay the families of his victims.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Glensheen mansion gets creative in quest to lure visitors

Flashlight tours and behind-the-scenes nooks and crannies are among the attractions.

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 04:28 PM

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