Rochelle Olson | Star Tribune
Reporter | General Assignment

Olson has covered St. Paul and Minneapolis City Halls, Ramsey and Hennepin county governments as well as courts and state government. Before joining the Star Tribune in 2000, Olson worked for eight years with the Associated Press in Kansas City, Topeka, Charleston, W.Va. and St. Paul. She has a master's degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor's from Hamline University. She grew up in Bloomington. She loves to swim and do yoga.


Sheriff lays out missed chances for quick answers to Jacob's fate

A task force formed to find missing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989 wasted time chasing far-flung leads and listening to psychics rather than tracking compelling evidence close to home, Don Gudmundson said.


Lead FBI agent in Jacob Wetterling case refutes Stearns County sheriff's claims of a bungled investigation

"We're not dopes," Al Garber said during an emphatic defense of his agency's efforts to find the killer.


Wetterling family expresses sorrow on eve of release of investigative files

Stearns County sheriff will release thousands of pages pertaining to the 1989 abduction and murder.


'Read to the Final Four' competition launches across Minnesota

Gophers basketball players use Final Four-style contest to promote childhood literacy.


State documents in Wetterling investigation to be made public Thursday

Jacob's kidnapper eluded law enforcement for 27 years despite initial suspicion.


Minnesotans mobilize to help with Hurricane Florence

Some 37 Minnesota Red Cross volunteers are in place along the Eastern Seaboard awaiting a wicked swipe from Hurricane Florence.


U students applaud Kaepernick's message, Nike's ad and the Gophers alliance

Students appear to back message; athletic clothing contract remains in place.


1,300 dogs and chickens rescued from suspected fighting operation in Wisconsin

Meth bust leads to large dogfighting, cockfighting operation in Pierce County.


Yahoo takes down ad using Justine Damond photo to sell debt services

Family's lawyer decries misuse of image of someone killed by police.


Nursing moms can watch Vikings games from new room at U.S. Bank Stadium

Nursing mothers will be able to breast-feed or pump without missing the on-field action beginning Friday with the Minnesota Vikings preseason game against the Seattle…