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Jeremy Olson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering health care for the Star Tribune. Trained in investigative and computer-assisted reporting, Olson has covered politics, social services, and family issues.

A University of St. Thomas graduate, Olson completed fellowships at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Poynter Institute and New York Times. Honors include a Premack Public Affairs award for scrutinizing a schizophrenia drug trial, a SABEW award for uncovering abuses of meatpackers, and a Casey Medal for examining deaths in foster care. His Pulitzer-winning series on child care led to a decline in child deaths. Olson and his family live in Edina.


Did Minnesota's day-care crackdown go too far?

The number of licensed family child-care providers in Minnesota has dropped 20% since 2014, prompting concerns that the state's efforts to protect children in care…


U doctor goes viral with anti-vaping video reaching teens

Dr. Rose Marie Leslie uses her TikTok account to give people public health messages in a plain-spoken way.


E. coli outbreak linked to State Fair animal birth exhibit

Minnesota officials have recorded 11 cases so far, including six who were hospitalized. Those infected range in age from 2 to 43.


Seeking cure for rare disorder, Bethel researcher trains brains to recall faces

A facial-recognition disorder could have been a hardship for a wedding photographer, but Matthew Brenengen learned to make do: The bride was the woman in…


Growing larger: Three in 10 Minnesota adults now are obese

Minnesota had held the line for several years, but the latest increase closed the gap on the national rate.


Albert Lea recruits new clinic to compete with Mayo

Community activists were upset after Mayo announced consolidation of some hospital services about 20 miles away.


Winona State math researcher formulates how to predict addiction relapse

Understanding mood and craving patterns could help break the cycle of addiction.


Minnesota father hopes son's vaping injury will warn others

Vaping-associated injury has caused 21-year-old Augsburg University student to be in intensive care and on mechanical ventilation for 11 days.


Minnesotan's death is part of five in U.S. tied to vaping illness

The death involved an older person with an underlying respiratory illness who had vaped an illicit THC-containing compound.


Docs prescribe more opioids later in the day, U research finds

Hannah T. Neprash, who led the study, hopes her finding will warn doctors that the stresses of hectic days can influence their prescribing judgment.