Rochelle Olson | Star Tribune
Reporter | General Assignment

Rochelle Olson is a general assignment reporter for the Star Tribune. Olson has been on the quick strike team for three years, writing about a wide variety of topics. She specializes in the intersection of sports, business and culture.

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.


Federal case involving Jamar Clark returns to federal court next week

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis will get an update on negotiations or move closer to a trial.


Minneapolis summer lecture series on race begins in late July with history lesson

But controversial sessions with city staffers have not been rescheduled.


Minn. Supreme Court: Stalking, harassment laws overly broad in cyberbully case

A Scott County student was convicted of cyberbullying, but the high court ruled that the laws on mail harrassment and stalking by mail were overly broad.


No charges filed against Gophers wrestlers; investigation continues

Gophers wrestling star Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, were released from the Hennepin County jail. They had been held on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct since their arrests over the weekend.


Two U wrestlers jailed on suspicion of sexual assault await fate

Star wrestler Gable Steveson, 19, and teammate Dylan Martinez, 21, remained in the Hennepin County jail Monday on suspicion of third-degree felony criminal sexual conduct.


To boost crowds, U extends beer and wine sales outside arenas' premium seats

Alcohol sales are quickly becoming the norm at college and university events and would be another attempt at energizing the fan base and boosting revenue.


Judge dismisses claims against one officer in Jamar Clark shooting

A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a 24-year-old man in November 2015 has been formally dismissed as a defendant in the excessive force lawsuit…


Daniel Homstad, attorney who worked as both public defender and county prosecutor, dies at 51

As a young law clerk in the Hennepin County Public Defender’s office in the early 1990s, Daniel Homstad worked on a case that became a…


Mpls. officials cancel segregated meetings for city staff members

Three sessions had been planned through July, with black and white staffers meeting separately.


Ex-Eden Prairie detective who falsified search warrant won't face charges

As a result of the falsified warrant, charges against an alleged drug dealer were dropped and Serafin was dismissed by the Eden Prairie police.