Rochelle Olson | Star Tribune
Reporter | Hennepin County Courts and Legal Affairs

Rochelle Olson covers St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County government.


Hennepin judge fines BNSF $4.6M for injury lawsuit misconduct

The railroad plans to appeal the claims from a $15.3M personal injury lawsuit.


Ducks get blame as Webber pool closes again after failing another water quality test

Pool closed for 15th day. "We just need to find a way to keep it open," says park commissioner.


Minnesota secretary of state must hand over voter data, judge rules

Ramsey County judge sided with group claiming widespread voter fraud.


Super Bowl organizers hand out leftover cash to 52 youth programs

Host Committee gave $5.5 million to youth health, fitness programs throughout the state.


Fleeing driver in playground crash enters surprise guilty plea, agrees to harsher sentence

Two siblings were seriously injured in the crash at Jenny Lind Elementary School last month.


Webber Park pool in Mpls. partially reopens after 13 days

The deeper portion of the pool, including the lap area and diving dock, reopened, but the shallow "upper pool" remained closed.


Former North High athletic director Leo Lewis was fired, supporters say

Ex-Vikings receiver was among three top sports administrators to leave the Minneapolis schools without explanation.


Webber Park pool in north Minneapolis closed at least until Tuesday

Latest water tests showed improved conditions, but not enough to reopen.


Feds seize 60,000 mermaid dolls at International Falls port

An estimated $600,000 in counterfeit dolls were headed to city of Ranier in Koochiching County.


Popular north Mpls. pool closed during heat due to water quality

Webber Park pool, first in the nation to use aquatic plants for cleaning rather than chlorine, has been swamped by heavy rains.