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.


U.S. Bank Stadium will open again this winter for runners and in-line skaters

ASM Global, which operates the stadium, announced that tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday through ticketmaster.com.


Hennepin District Judge Fred Karasov, in rehabilitation after cardiac arrest, to retire at end of year

Hennepin County judge has been on medical leave since September.


U.S. Bank Stadium, Vikings weigh cost of saving birds: 'What's the acceptable collision rate?'

Estimates for treating the stadium glass range from $40,000 to $570,000 for materials alone.


Who are all those people hanging out on sidelines during Vikings games?

Accounting for the full perimeter of the field during a Vikings' home game, there are roughly 300 people with their feet on the turf. But who are they all?


Growing cash in Vikings stadium fund needs more state guidance, audit says

The U.S. Bank Stadium reserve account is expected to grow to nearly $200 million by 2023, meriting more legislative oversight, a financial audit suggested.


Activists say retrofitting of U.S. Bank Stadium glass to protect birds is long overdue

Stadium authority will meet for first time since $300K study released.


Study: U.S. Bank Stadium in top 4 downtown Mpls. buildings in bird deaths

The stadium and three unidentified high-rises were involved in 74% of bird collisions and 68% of bird fatalities at downtown buildings.


Roland Faricy Jr., former Ramsey County district judge, dies

The law was central to Faricy's life, but his daughters say his true love was juvenile court, especially when finalizing adoptions.


Man killed, wife injured in St. Paul Highland Park shooting

Police say the shooting does not appear to be random.


Fire hazard from vaping pen leads Hennepin County to halt collection of batteries at community sites

All batteries now must go to either the Brooklyn Park or Bloomington drop-off locations.