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.


White Bear Lake pilot's $27 million jury award, lawsuit sent back to lower courts

The White Bear Lake man said a fuel pump failed, causing the severe-injury crash in 2010.


U.S. Bank Stadium manager Patrick Talty leaving for Indianapolis job

Patrick Talty has booked venue's events since 2015.


New technology, foods and a quiet space await Minnesota Vikings fans at season-opener Sunday

Team banking on new attractions inside stadium.


State Supreme Court ruling limits criticism of public high school coaches

The former Woodbury girls' basketball coach claimed that parents had defamed him. The high court ruling reinstates his lawsuit.


Soccer fans fly the flag for U.S. Women's National Team in St. Paul

The final score was beside the point for fans who showed their love for the team with their exuberant red, white and blue attire.


After decades feeding 4-Hers at the fair, Dede Hard calls it a day

For years, Dede Hard has ordered the food, organized the crew and overseen preparations. The 4-H kitchen gets the biggest food delivery at the State Fair.


Minnesota traffic study reports uptick in vehicle fatalities in 2018

Minnesota traffic fatalities were up 6 percent in 2018 even though state totals continue to trend down over a five-year period.


Bad behavior can get Minnesota pro-sport fans ejected — or banned

Getting a beer buzz is fine; repeatedly spilling beer on a neighbor is not. Rooting for your team is good; yelling obscenities is not.


Minnesota Vikings fans love nachos, hot dogs and cheese curds and they will get them

U.S. Bank Stadium operators also need workers to work upcoming games.


Nancy Slaughter, Westminster Church and Macalester volunteer of many decades, dies at 83

Nancy Slaughter loved a game of bridge, Minnesota Gophers football, fine scotch and sharing her life with friends, family and just about anyone she encountered…