Jeremy Olson | Star Tribune
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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.


St. Paul gene editing firm, Mayo partner to grow human heart cells in pigs

A St. Paul-based gene editing company is partnering with Mayo Clinic to research methods of growing human cardiac cells inside pigs to treat children with…


Minn. AG Lori Swanson sues insulin makers for alleged price-gouging

The lawsuit accuses manufacturers of price-gouging patients who have diabetes.


Minnesota reports seventh case of polio-like illness

Lab tests are helping authorities rule out suspected causes of acute flaccid myelitis.


Mounds View senior honors sister's memory with MRI app to calm kids

The app syncs with virtual reality (VR) goggles, providing children interactive simulations of MRI scans before they go through the real ones.


Take the skyway? You can get $100 for your DNA

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Six Minnesota kids diagnosed with rare, polio-like disorder

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The Ladder helps youngsters step up to health care careers

The mentorship program supports minority and low-income children — at every step — as they pursue medical careers.


Patients struggle to gain complete medical records

Minnesota's Allina and Mayo hospital systems were tested in Yale researchers' study.


Minnesota woman awarded $9M in childbirth suit

Plaintiffs now mediating settlement with Allina.


U, Fairview will rebrand shared hospitals, clinics in bid to elevate standing

Eight-year agreement will rebrand medical group as M Health Fairview.