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Jeremy Olson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering health care for the Star Tribune. Trained in investigative and computer-assisted reporting, Olson has covered politics, social services, and family issues.

A University of St. Thomas graduate, Olson completed fellowships at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Poynter Institute and New York Times. Honors include a Premack Public Affairs award for scrutinizing a schizophrenia drug trial, a SABEW award for uncovering abuses of meatpackers, and a Casey Medal for examining deaths in foster care. His Pulitzer-winning series on child care led to a decline in child deaths. Olson and his family live in Edina.


Walz urges against complacency with virus

Two deaths and 53 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday as the the state completed its fourth day of "stay-at-home" restrictions aiming to slow or delay the worst here.


U, Mayo Clinic ready COVID-19 antibody tests

The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are hoping antibody test could help determine who is no longer a threat.


Minnesota virus sleuths looking for COVID-19's vulnerabilities

How the cause of the coronavirus disease has evolved to be particularly infectious.


Stay-at-home order now in effect; four Minnesotans dead from virus

Minnesota researchers offered a detailed look at the predictive modeling that influenced Gov. Tim Walz's use of the strategy, saying the move could reduce predicted deaths by up to a third.


2nd Minnesotan dies from COVID-19; state's hospitals are mobilizing

Minnesota's health care facilities are preparing for an eventual surge in severe respiratory illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus. Thirty-one Minnesotans are currently hospitalized; 134 confirmed cases have recovered.


COVID-19 could potentially infect 2.4 million in Minnesota

New projected health impacts provide the first Minnesota-specific attempt to gauge the burden of the pandemic.


Minn. limits on crowds could last 'well beyond Easter,' Gov. Walz says

With the number of COVID-19 illnesses and the economic cost of measures both rising, Gov. Tim Walz plans to use data to evaluate whether the state's measures need to get tougher or loosen up.


Local families face test shortages, isolation as pandemic hits home

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety, confusion and even stigma since its emergence. That includes 235 Minnesota cases identified through testing.


University of Minnesota is going 'full-on MacGyver' against COVID-19

A makeshift ventilator made from $150 in parts is one of several ways in which the school refocused its know-how in translational research vs. the pandemic.


Walz: Minnesota should see COVID-19 as winter, not a blizzard

Gov. Tim Walz told Minnesotans that compliance with public health recommendations over the long haul will protect the most people. The 77 total cases so far show the growing scope of COVID-19 in the state.