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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.


At Minnesota hospitals, ER 'boarding' a COVID-19 consequence

With ICU beds full, patients wait hours.


Minnesota readies its plan to distribute first doses of vaccine

Health care workers, those in long-term care likely to go front of line, panel says.


Minn. reports 61 virus deaths as officials eye Thanksgiving effect

Sixty-one more COVID-19 deaths and 5,371 new lab-confirmed infections were reported in Minnesota on Friday. Key indicators of the course of the pandemic suggest a dip in the fall surge.


Minnesota reports 92 new COVID-19 deaths, second-highest daily tally

Minnesota has one of nation's highest new infection rates, but it is declining.


Minnesota considers shorter CDC quarantine guidelines

Local public health agencies could opt to shorten 14-day quarantines to 10 days if people have no symptoms.


COVID-19 linked to 77 more deaths in Minnesota despite some pandemic progress

Positivity rate of diagnostic testing continues to decline, but health officials remain concerned over viral transmission on Thanksgiving.


Home COVID-19 care easing pressure on Minnesota hospitals

Hennepin Healthcare offers daily contact with health care providers to reassure patients at home during their infections.


22 COVID-19 deaths, 3,570 new infections reported in state

Declines in new infection rates in the Dakotas and Wisconsin could be an indicator of progress in the pandemic in Minnesota as well.


State's November spike might lead to Christmas restrictions

Although some indicators have inched down from highs earlier in November, health officials echoed warnings about a continued COVID-19 surge and said the state could face restrictions for the Christmas holiday.


Minnesota hospitals fight to improve odds in COVID-19 ICUs

Heartbreak and loss are realities in the "red zone," the ICU wing designated at Mercy Hospital for critically ill COVID-19 patients.