Trisha Volpe

Trisha Volpe

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio

Trisha Volpe is a reporter working jointly for KARE TV and MPR News. Trisha first joined Minnesota Public Radio's media partner KARE in 2005. She earned her law degree in 2012 from William Mitchell College of Law. She returned to journalism in 2013 as an enterprise reporter to help lead a storytelling partnership between KARE TV and MPR News. As a reporter, Trisha has covered high profile criminal and civil cases as well as many other stories of both local and national significance. She also has a degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Trisha lives in the east metro area with her family.

Trisha Volpe Feature Archive

Officer Patrick approaches the stopped car
On the trial's first day, prosecutors showed squad video in court of the shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick. Fitch's lawyer said police rushed to judgment. (01/22/2015)
Brian Fitch, Sr.
A Dakota County judge ordered Brian Fitch's trial moved to Stearns County last month, citing extensive media coverage in the Twin Cities. (01/12/2015)
Newly released documents list complaints investigated by the South Washington County school district about Aaron Harper's use of public funds. He resigned suddenly in November. (01/07/2015)
Criminal pasts can keep people out of jobs and housing. Soon, those who have paid for their mistakes may see their records wiped clean. (12/23/2014)
Videos of Minneapolis police show that body cameras easily capture officers' interactions with the public. But officers can decide whether to use them and when to turn them off. (12/10/2014)
While distracted driving crashes involving police remain rare, there's growing concern the technology packed into squad cars is creating its own hazard. (11/12/2014)
A patient at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood hit four nurses with a metal bar on Sunday, police said. To prepare for such risks, hospitals statewide are tightening security. (11/07/2014)
Billy Glaze, convicted of murdering three women, doesn't deserve a new trial despite recent DNA evidence, prosecutors say. A Hennepin County judge will have the final say. (10/31/2014)
A Ramsey County judge ruled Friday that the murder case against Lyle "Ty" Hoffman can go to trial and entered a "not guilty" plea on Hoffman's behalf. (10/03/2014)
High school football has changed. An MPR News-KARE 11 survey of more than 100 school districts throughout the state shows that some take more steps than others in the drive to prevent player head injuries. (09/30/2014)
Experts disagree over how to rate the safety of helmets that high school football players use and even over how much any helmet can prevent concussions. (09/09/2014)
Advocates warn consumers about fly-by-night contractors and urge homeowners to be vigilant and to do their homework before hiring anyone. (09/03/2014)
The man says he was barely 13 when the Rev. Alphonsus Ferguson first assaulted him. An attorney for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said the church has no record of complaints against Ferguson during his time at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings. (07/02/2014)
Sophisticated DNA analysis that can identify a person's genetic fingerprint today didn't exist when Billy Glaze was tried and convicted in the late 1980s for the murders of three American Indian women in Minneapolis - Kathleen Bullman, Angeline Whitebird Sweet and Angela Green. (06/23/2014)
The Innocence Project says new DNA evidence points to a different man. But in their filing, prosecutors say the evidence against Glaze is overwhelming. (06/11/2014)