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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.


Variants threaten rollback of Minnesota's COVID restrictions

In an address at noon today, Gov. Tim Walz will call for a three-phase reduction in Minnesota's remaining COVID-19 mitigation strategies, including the mask mandate.


Minnesota reports 17 COVID-19 deaths, 1,267 new infections

Declining pandemic wave prompting change in Minnesota COVID-19 response strategy, set to be announced Thursday.


Walz foresees 'normal-looking summer' if 70% get vaccinated

The governor is expected to announce a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions Thursday — along with a vaccination target that could open much more.


Walk-in COVID vaccine access grows as demand dips in Minn.

Walmart pharmacies announced walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments in 80 Minnesota locations as officials reported 11 COVID-19 deaths and 998 more infections.


81 days on heart-lung machine was his COVID-19 rescue tool

John Grubb was something of a celebrity when he left HCMC on Monday — crowds gathered for pictures at his bedside and nurses hugged the St. Michael, Minn., man and said goodbye.


COVID-19 hospitalizations drop below 600 in Minnesota

Mayo Clinic forecast predicts 25% decline in two weeks of the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections detected.


Walz considers COVID-19 dial change, 'normal' State Fair

Gov. Tim Walz met with business leaders to discuss further easing of COVID-19 restrictions and commended Minnesotans for a vaccine uptake rate that "out-vaccinated the surge."


Minnesota reports 16 COVID-19 deaths and 1,877 infections

Changing demand for COVID-19 vaccine prompts state to drop requirement that providers administer 90% of vaccine within three days.


Minnesota teens urged to stay wary of COVID in prom season

State health officials are targeting the vaccine for eligible teenagers, inviting 16- and 17-year-olds to appointments at Mall of America this week.


Minnesota teens targeted for vaccine as pre-K-12 cases rise

The state on Thursday also announced another 15 COVID-19 deaths and 1,921 infections with the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease — raising Minnesota's pandemic totals to 7,128 deaths and 573,938 known infections.