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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.


Minn. reports 32 more virus deaths, record 2,872 infections

More county rates fall into levels that would recommend all online learning.


Minnesota health officials offer COVID guidance for voting, Halloween

Minnesotans urged to take care for vote, Halloween


HealthPartners resumes COVID-19 vaccine recruitment

HealthPartners is recruiting patients again for a clinical trial of AstraZeneca's experimental vaccine for COVID-19.The Bloomington-based health care provider had received rapid interest from Minnesotans…


Minnesota reports 19 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,916 infections

Hospitals report adequate intensive care capacity heading into the winter flu season when beds tend to fill up.


Colleges seeing hopeful signs after early-fall COVID spike

COVID-19 infection numbers have declined at Minnesota's colleges and universities even as they have surged statewide.


Minnesota reports 15 more virus deaths, 2,178 infections

The positivity rate of diagnostic testing increased to 7% on Minnesota's pandemic dashboard, an indication that the infectious disease is spreading widely and independently of any changes in testing levels. Officials warned people to wear masks in public and refrain from large gatherings.


Walz calls on Minnesotans to hold the line on COVID-19

White House coronavirus adviser tells governor that some states aren't in position to stop COVID-19 growth, but that Minnesota has a chance.


614 Minnesota hospital beds filled with COVID-19 patients

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have returned to peak levels in Minnesota amid continued spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the infectious disease.


Minnesota health officials now hoping for a virus wake-up call

Officials said the latest figures suggest an actual increase in viral spread with an increase in socializing. And temps will soon drive more Minnesotans indoors, where viral transmission risk is highest.


In Minnesota study, U's engineers try to orchestrate a return to concerts

The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Orchestra to study aerosols, with hopes of getting musicians back on stage.