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

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


Supreme Court: Hennepin County illegally kept records from public

Government watchdog sought access to sheriff's use of biometric tools.


Former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Stenglein suffers brain injury in fall

Wife says Stenglein is expected to continue his campaign to return to the County Board.


Stadium authority pushes back deadline for NCAA Final Four drapes

The glassy U.S. Bank Stadium needs 'darkening' curtains for the 2018 Final Four. A decision on who will install the drapes - and for how much - will be made May 3.


Go to jail (almost) free in Chisago County

Volunteers sought for a trial run at a new facility before inmates arrive would get $40 for the night.


Judge's ruling leaves bitter taste for 2 Minnesota wineries

Alexis Bailly, Next Chapter wanted to grow by selling wines with more out-of-state grapes.


After San Antonio, what will Final Four bring to Minnesota?

A year from now, an estimated 60,000 fans from out of town — and more from the Twin Cities — are expected to flow into Minneapolis when it hosts the Final Four and all of its hoopla.


A backstage pass to the Final Four, but it's all business

Operations whiz toils now to make sure Minneapolis is ready for next year's Final Four.


After outcry, it's a whole new ballgame for stadium suites

Now under new management, the suites that caused such an uproar a year ago at U.S. Bank Stadium are getting fairly favorable reviews for how they are used.


Who's in the suite seats at U.S. Bank Stadium?

Here’s a sample from the MSFA’s year-round report, with client and guest, affiliation and reason. Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game Oct. 15 Pamela Brueck and…


Can state keep big-name parties coming after Super Bowl, Final Four?

A group of regional big thinkers is studying how and whether Minnesota should try to attract major cultural, arts and sports events more often.