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

May 11: Waseca dad agonizes over son's dark side

John LaDue's father is still struggling to make sense of the violent thoughts that apparently clouded LaDue's mind. He still can't believe the teenager would have carried out the murderous plan.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 11:52 AM

Steger Mukluks and Moccasins poised to expand in Ely

Steger Mukluks and Moccasins in Ely, now producing 14,000 pairs of footwear annually, is buying a disputed lot to expand...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 05:21 PM

In Little Falls, relief is mixed with sense of loss

For Nick Brady’s grandparents, the shootings 17 months ago finally are behind them.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 09:48 PM

April 30: Byron Smith gets life sentence

The jury deliberated for about three hours in deciding that fate of Byron Smith, who shot Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17, after they broke into his home.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 11:12 AM

Smith doesn’t take the stand; closing arguments today

Byron Smith, 65, claims that he acted in defense of himself and his home when he killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady after they broke into his home.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 06:31 AM

Friends say Byron Smith was increasingly 'fearful'

Testimony Friday morning in Byron Smith’s murder trial continued with a Morrison County Sheriff’s deputy who had looked into a prior burglary at Smith’s house.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 07:59 AM

Little Falls murder trial: Deputy testifies Smith reported break-ins

After prosecutors rested their case, defense attorneys brought a sheriff’s deputy to the witness stand.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 09:42 AM

Byron Smith calls dead Little Falls teens ‘vermin,’ not human

Jurors heard audio before, during and after Byron Smith shot 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady amid groans and screams from the teens along with utterances and name-calling from Smith.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 06:54 AM

Jury hears shots that killed Little Falls teens

Day 2 of testimony in the Byron Smith trail began with jurors hearing an audio recording that Smith had made of the break-in that left two teenagers dead in the basement of his home.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 09:25 AM

Jury must decide: Was shooter driven by fear or revenge?

The trial of Byron Smith opened in Little Falls, with the jury hearing his interview with police after he killed...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 10:41 AM

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