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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.


Latest virus data alter school planning for 27 Minn. counties

The state Department of Health reported 867 new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven deaths. Twenty-seven counties are seeing enough changes in a week to end up in different categories when it comes to their school reopening plans.


University of Minnesota turns natural killer cells against COVID-19

Developed into cancer fighting therapies, natural killer cells also have antiviral properties that could work against COVID-19.


Mayo's plasma program shows first signs of COVID-19 benefit

Promising results come amid dwindling supplies and American Red Cross call for plasma donors.


Syphilis outbreaks fuel 5% increase in STDs in Minnesota

The 2019 numbers show the acceleration of a trend.


9 new Minnesota COVID-19 deaths, 629 new infections

Health officials concerned that recent uptick in COVID-19 could reintroduce infectious disease into long-term care population.


Minnesota's COVID-19 case growth now standing out

Minnesota and other northern states are reporting more growth in cases over the past two weeks than hard-hit Southern and Western states.


Minnesota's positive test rate rises; 606 new virus cases found

The rate of diagnostic tests finding infections with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has increased in Minnesota above 5%, a key threshold to public health authorities.


Minnesota plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

State is one of four taking part in CDC pilot program.


Minnesota reports 622 new COVID-19 cases, no more from rodeo so far

COVID-19 patients needing ICU admissions at highest number since late June.


COVID cases from large events could change Minn. school plans

An outbreak in southwest Minnesota after a campground concert is an example of how the COVID-19 ripple effect becomes a community problem.