Pat Pheifer

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

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Man charged with killing Mendota Heights cop pleads not guilty

Defense attorneys for Brian G. Fitch Sr., the man accused of shooting Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on July 30, entered a not guilty plea Monday in Dakota County District Court.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Fire destroys north Minneapolis storefronts

No one was in any of the buildings at the time, the assistant chief said, and no firefighters were hurt. What led to the fire starting remains under investigation.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 05:34 AM

Attorneys for suspect in officer Patrick's slaying ask to throw out some evidence

Trial is coming in January for Brian Fitch Sr., accused in death of Mendota Heights officer.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 11:05 PM

Ex-nurse gets jail time for assisting suicides

William Melchert-Dinkel, 52, was given a six-month jail sentence and a stayed three-year prison term in the 2005 suicide of a British man and the 2008 suicide of a Canadian teenager.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 08:03 PM

April 13: 'Best-case scenario': No one injured in Dinkytown melee near U

All was quiet again Sunday in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Minnesota, where crowds of disappointed Gopher fans faced off the night before with police in riot gear and on horseback.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 07:05 PM

Burnsville dad who left toddler home alone is sentenced to 60 days

A Burnsville man who left his 4-year-old daughter home alone while he took a woman to a bar last year...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Great strides in fire prevention in Burnsville

Safety measures have greatly reduced the losses from apartment fires.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Great strides in fire prevention in Burnsville

Safety measures have reduced the number of annual apartment fires by almost half.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Burnsville murder suspect wants change of venue and first-degree charges dismissed

Attorneys for the man accused of fatally shooting Palagor (Paul) Jobi in the parking lot of Nina’s Bar and Grill...

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 05:51 PM

2 fatal shootings less than 8 hours apart in Minneapolis

A man was shot dead shortly before dawn Sunday down the street from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, and police say they are seeking whoever is responsible in what was the second homicide in the city since late Saturday.

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 06:10 AM

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