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 4: Jessica Schaffhausen recalls chilling phone call

Aaron Schaffhausen had gained the trust of his ex-wife prior to killing their three daughters, she testified at his insanity trial. Then he told her, “You can come home now. I killed the kids.”

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Is Schaffhausen insane or just ‘inconceivably mean’?

Attorneys painted opposite portraits of the father's state of mind when he killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis., home.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 01:29 PM

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

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