Trisha Volpe Feature Archive

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)
The roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, a confusing process for many people, is a dream come true for rip-off artists. Consumer advocacy groups and government agencies are urging consumers to keep their private information to themselves to avoid being victimized. (09/26/2013)
Facing parent scrutiny and the possibility of litigation related to the field trip and the landslide, field trip permission slips from Peter Hobart Elementary School look much different that they did last year. (09/06/2013)
Minnesota law requires railroads to "build and maintain good and substantial fences on each side of all lines of its railroad." There was no fence guarding the tracks where 9-year-old Marshawn Farr-Robinson had his feet severed under a train. (09/04/2013)
We know that DNA evidence has changed criminal investigations, led to arrests and convictions, and helped exonerate those wrongly convicted of crimes. The same is true for another type of forensic science. (08/16/2013)
While homeowners are opening their doors to potential buyers, those strangers could cause unanticipated damage. Here are some tips for sellers, buyers and real estate agents. (08/13/2013)
The Twin Cities housing market is hot again, but sellers beware. While homeowners are opening their doors to potential buyers, those strangers could cause unanticipated damage. (08/13/2013)
"We trusted the school like our family," said the father of one fourth-grader killed in the incident. (07/24/2013)
The city of St. Paul warns visitors that parts of Lilydale Regional Park are hazardous and unsafe. But when two fourth-grade classes from a St. Louis Park elementary school took a field trip to the park in May, the school did not relay that warning to parents. (07/24/2013)
Devin Meldahl and his mother Danielle are speaking publicly for the first time about what happened at a deadly fossil-hunting field trip to Lilydale Regional Park. (07/23/2013)
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has concluded that the trial court abused its discretion in the Amy Senser vehicular homicide trial, but the judge's errors were not enough to change the verdict. (06/24/2013)
If a court finds an immigrant gained status as a permanent resident or citizen through fraud or misrepresentation, that status can be revoked and the person deported, says an immigration attorney. (06/14/2013)