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Lou Raguse

Lou Raguse is a journalist specializing in crime. Since 2005, he’s reported for local NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates in Minnesota, New York, Arizona, and South Dakota. His book, Vanished in Vermillion, recounts the decades-long mystery surrounding the disappearance of two South Dakota teenagers. His honors include an Edward R. Murrow Award. Raguse loves backyard barbecues, playing fantasy football, and hunting down vintage Star Wars toys for his kids.

Featured title: Vanished in Vermillion: The Real Story of South Dakota’s Most Infamous Cold Case



  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 3:15 p.m.Behind the Scenes of Vanished in Vermillion: What the Public Never Heard – Holiday Inn Express, Mystic & Savoy Rooms
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 4:30 p.m. Author Signing Event – The Lodge, Bullock & Roosevelt Rooms

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