Nicole Norfleet

Reporter | St. Paul public safety
Phone: 612-673-4495
Nicole Norfleet started as the St. Paul public safety reporter in 2013. She was previously a night public safety reporter, Minneapolis general assignment reporter and a member of the Star Tribune’s Whistleblower team. Prior to covering Minneapolis, she worked at the paper’s south bureau and wrote about parts of Dakota County.

Recent content from Nicole Norfleet

ID released of man killed in fire at Woodbury senior living center

Authorities had not yet identified the cause of the fire, which started in the unit of the man who died.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 10:08 PM

New Ramsey County dispatch system could lead to faster emergency response

New computer-aided dispatch system in St. Paul will allow quick real-time adjustments.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 08:33 PM

Empathy can be better than force, Twin Cities police trainers teach

More police officers are getting special training to approach mental health crises with calm, not force.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 09:57 PM

St. Paul fire cause determined and woman remembered

Victim recalled as a sweet lady who loved shopping, collecting.

Updated: March 23, 2015, - 08:55 PM

St. Paul police chief goes to Selma

Thomas Smith was just a boy when peaceful protesters in Selma, Ala., were assailed by police armed with billy clubs...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 08:33 PM

St. Paul mother hospitalized after hit-and-run

Woman is hospitalized and faces a long recovery.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 10:05 PM

St. Paul police release IDs in fatal shooting

Victim had history of mental illness and chemical dependency.

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 09:50 PM

St. Paul police kill armed man wearing bullet-proof vest

Neighbors said the man was heard screaming incoherently, cursing and waving the gun even before the police SWAT team and negotiators arrived in the neighborhood.

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 10:10 AM

A sad pilgrimage to brother's last home

Man’s sibling, a homeless veteran, was found frozen to death in February.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 08:58 PM

Serious crime down in St. Paul in 2014

Police chief credits social media and increased efforts to connect with kids and communities.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 07:51 PM

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