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

Guardian Angels Church, Hastings, in the 1930s
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)
Billy Glaze
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)
Billy Glaze
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)
One day after the Innocence Project filed a petition asking a Hennepin County judge to grant convicted Minneapolis serial killer Billy Glaze a new trial, the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Attorney's Office decided to take another look at his case. (06/04/2014)
Newly discovered DNA evidence may prove that Billy Glaze, a man known as a serial killer in Minnesota, might be innocent -- and that the real killer is someone else. (06/03/2014)
Since 2009, records show there have been approximately 1,400 crashes involving bicycles in Minneapolis, at least seven of which resulted in fatalities. (05/07/2014)
The Diocese of New Ulm is suing another diocese and a religious order, accusing both of sending a priest to New Ulm in the early 1980s without telling the diocese that the priest had a long history of being accused of child sexual abuse. (03/27/2014)
Marion Guerrido was behind the wheel when her car veered out of control on a highway ramp. There were five small children in the car with her and it took emergency crews several minutes to rescue the children from the deep water. (03/26/2014)
Nearly 10 months into the large-scale demolition of the former Ford Assembly plant in St. Paul, the site is starting to take shape as a prime piece of real estate ripe for development. (03/13/2014)
The City Council next week is scheduled to approve the settlement with the families of Haysem Sani, Mohamed Fofana and Devin Meldahl, students at Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park. (03/06/2014)
Even though this winter's harsh weather has been tough on some people's bank accounts, others have benefited. So the nasty winter isn't having much of an effect on Minnesota's overall economy. (03/04/2014)
An analysis of Minnesota court records spanning six years found nearly 310,000 convictions of people driving when the law says they can't. (02/04/2014)
The Twin Cities' four law schools have not been immune to this nationwide issue. Since 2010, the number of law school applications has declined, and enrollment is down anywhere from 15 to 42 percent in just the last three years. And so, law schools had to get creative. (12/18/2013)
The international commodities and mining giant GlencoreXstrata has invested millions in PolyMet. (12/04/2013)
Football is king in Eden Prairie, and many boys hope to someday play for the town's famed high school team, which has won two straight state championships -- and eight since the mid-1990s. But Eden Prairie coaches are concerned the high school team may not have such a rich pool of players to choose from in the near future. (10/15/2013)