Pat Pheifer

Reporter | Ramsey County Courts
Phone: 651-298-1551
Pat Pheifer covers courts and other legal affairs in Ramsey County.

Recent content from Pat Pheifer

St. Paul house fire ignited by unattended candle kills one man

Seven people were in the Hamline-Midway residence when the blaze, ignited by an unattended burning candle, broke out early Sunday.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 08:04 AM

Juvenile crime cases continue decline in Dakota County

Numbers from 2013 reflect a downward trend seen across Minnesota and the nation.

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 02:10 PM

Social host ordinances help curb underage drinking

Measures that hold property owners responsible, like the one used for charges in an 18-year-old’s death, now used across state.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Dakota County warns of impostor posing as deputy on phone

Scam focus is on missed jury duty payment and has been seen in other states.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:10 PM

West St. Paul celebrates 125th anniversary

The city is planning to celebrate the anniversary with a couple of events during West St. Paul Days this spring.

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Two sets of grieving parents meet at Dakota County court hearing

Parents of slain man, Schunk family embrace at courthouse.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Minnesota Appeals Court: Probable cause enough for DWI test refusal charges

Probable cause is enough to require drunken-driving suspect to take a blood test, Court of Appeals rules.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Lakeville grad dies after fire near UND; housemate risked life to save him

Matt Heisler’s childhood friend and college housemate, Ryan Nelson, risked his own life to try to save him.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 08:26 PM

Minnesota Appeals Court upholds warrantless DWI test

Probable cause is enough to require drunken-driving suspect to take a blood test, Court of Appeals rules.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Two people injured in Minneapolis by stray bullets

A woman was grazed in the arm by a bullet while she was sleeping early Sunday and another person was...

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 07:22 PM

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