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

Protestors turn out for hearing of man who smashed dog with sledgehammer

The protesters called it murder. The prosecutor called it felony animal cruelty. But Rudolph Poppe’s defense attorney said his 71-year-old...

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 09:24 PM

Protesting animal cruelty in Scott County

Emily Randolph of Shakopee, who helped organize a protest at the Scott County Courthouse on Friday, talked about why this...

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 05:40 PM

Prosecutor speaks about Scott County animal cruelty case

Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto says he will try the case in court, not in the media.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 11:55 AM

Dakota County beat: Drug drop boxes fill up fast

Prescription painkillers and other drugs kept in the medicine cabinet long after they’ve fulfilled their purpose are an attractive hazard...

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 07:24 PM

Burnsville teen killed in Kansas crash; two siblings injured

A Burnsville High School graduate was killed and her sister and brother were injured in a crash in Kansas.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Restroom raider pilfered restaurant toilet pipes around Twin Cities

A Twin Cities man allegedly found an unconventional way to make a few bucks: stealing toilet pipes from restaurant and...

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:03 PM

Lakeville police chief retiring after 33 years

Tom Vonhof saw the department, and Lakeville, grow dramatically during his tenure.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 02:00 PM

June 10: Lawsuit alleges more sex abuse at Shattuck St. Mary's

A former teacher has been charged with 17 felony counts for the alleged sexual abuse of six students at the Faribault prep school.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Hunter had another hunter, not ducks, in his gun sights, charges say

A man from Vadnais Heights who didn’t want to share his prime duck hunting spot on Spring Lake in Dakota...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 11:05 PM

5 years of foreclosure fight in Rush City ends in homelessness

Mardee Jerde paid JPMorgan Chase almost $50,000 and hoped a loan modification would come. It didn't come. Now, after being evicted in June, she’s living with a kindhearted friend.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 09:40 AM

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