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

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

Minnesota cult fugitive spotted in Washington state

Victor Barnard, 52, accused of raping teenage girls, has reportedly been spotted in western Washington.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 12:04 AM

Plane crash kills 3 Minnesotans on Ontario fishing trip

Three northern Minnesota outdoors lovers who were on a fishing trip in Canada died when their Cessna 182 float plane...

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 09:05 AM

Brain surgery, other operations for Burnsville hockey star badly hurt in crash

A Burnsville teenager and standout hockey player critically injured in an SUV crash Wednesday night in southern Dakota County made...

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 08:26 AM

Prosecutors to appeal judge's ruling in Waseca case

WASECA, Minn. – Prosecutors announced in court Wednesday that they will appeal the dismissal of the most serious charges against...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:47 PM

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