Trisha Volpe Feature Archive

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)
Former state Sen. Amy Koch, R-Buffalo, who once worked in intelligence communications for the NSA, speaks on the use of government surveillance. (06/07/2013)
The new Hastings Bridge is set to open one lane in each direction early next week. (06/01/2013)
Since Sara Jane Olson was released from a California prison four years ago, she's lived a relatively private life in her St. Paul neighborhood. Olson served seven years in prison for her involvement with the Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s -- a radical group best known for kidnapping Patty Hearst. Now she's moving back into public life by petitioning the White House to reduce disparities in prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine. (05/28/2013)
Bridge safety in Minnesota jumped back into the news this week when an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state collapsed, injuring several motorists. (05/25/2013)