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

A sex offender who committed crimes as a juvenile testified Thursday he's no longer violent but still locked up. The trial could decide the future of Minnesota's controversial sex offender program. (02/19/2015)
Dennis Richard Steiner is the first patient to take the stand in a class-action lawsuit. More than 700 offenders say the program is unconstitutional because releases almost never happen. (02/17/2015)
Moose Lake Correctional Facility
Hundreds of civilly committed sex offenders are suing Minnesota, claiming it's unconstitutional to keep them locked up indefinitely. State lawmakers aren't sure how to fix the system. A federal court trial starts today. (02/09/2015)
A federal judge heard arguments Friday from the NFL and its players' union and is now weighing whether the league's suspension of Peterson should stand. (02/06/2015)
Brian Fitch was convicted Monday night of murdering Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick during a July 30 traffic stop. (02/02/2015)
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)
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)