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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 loosening restrictions on restaurants, salons, gyms, pools June 10

Gov. Tim Walz has loosened restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19, allowing for limited indoor dining, indoor entertainment, fitness club usage and outdoor entertainment of up to 250 people, starting Wednesday.


Minnesota COVID-19 cases rise 712, deaths up 33 after recent declines

Hospitalizations declined on Friday, but 33 newly confirmed COVID-19 deaths brought the total count in Minnesota to 1,148 in the pandemic.


Anti-malaria drug in University of Minnesota trial does little to stop COVID-19

The first-of-its-kind trial adds badly needed evidence to the politicized debate over whether hydroxychloroquine treats or prevents COVID-19.


Minnesota protests challenge contact tracing of COVID-19

Tracking down people exposed to the COVID-19 virus could get tougher following civil unrest; protesters encouraged to seek testing.


State recommends COVID-19 tests for Minnesota protesters

State health officials say such mass gatherings could be breeding grounds for COVID-19, though outdoor air could lessen the risk.


Minnesota reports 10 COVID-19 deaths, lowest in two weeks

Ten COVID-19 deaths reported Monday represented the lowest total in two weeks, but trend unclear.


Did coronavirus reach Minnesota earlier than we thought?

University of Minnesota research questions about COVID-19 include connection to new multiorgan syndrome now confirmed in two Minnesota children.


Minnesota virus deaths up 29, cases up 590 as streak of falling counts ends

Health officials are trying to assess whether recent plateau in cases is a blip in the pandemic or a sign of progress.


Protests could trigger virus surge in Minnesota as deaths hit new high

Mask-wearing and social-distancing make for bizarre contradictions amid incidents of violent protests and looting.


Minnesota nears 1,000 COVID-19 deaths; 35 is new single-day high

Coronavirus continues to spread across Minnesota, where only remote Cook and Lake of the Woods counties have yet to confirm cases.