Trisha Volpe Feature Archive

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)
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)