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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.


Minnesota reports 826 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths

The count for people with at least one vaccine dose now exceeds 836,735.


Minnesota essential workers, vulnerable get vaccine in April

Once 70% of Minnesota's seniors are vaccinated by the end of March, the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout will move on to those with underlying health conditions and workers who are at high risk for infection.


Declining COVID-19 ICU admissions in Minnesota a sign of vaccine progress

COVID-19 flare-ups in pockets of rural Minnesota reflect concerns that viral transmission has not gone away.


State reports 39 COVID-19 bar, restaurant outbreaks in 2021

The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported social outbreak data also showing 85 outbreaks involving sports and 23 in fitness clubs and gyms so far this year.


About the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

All Minnesotans are encouraged to register for the new online tool.


Online tool tells all Minnesotans when they can get virus vaccine

Minnesota debuted a COVID-19 vaccine registration tool Thursday that will notify all people in the state when they are eligible for shots, and give senior citizens immediate access to a lottery for appointments at three state-operated sites.


Gov. Walz: 'It's time to get our students back in school'

Gov. Tim Walz announced that all Minnesota middle and high schools can opt to bring students back for hybrid or in-person learning as soon as Feb. 22, and all schools should offer it by March 8.


More than 695K Minnesotans have received COVID vaccine

Health officials remain concerned about more infectious viral variants amid COVID-19 progress, vaccinations.


U's Osterholm joins a call for respecting COVID-19 aerosol threat

The researchers criticized the CDC for acknowledging the aerosol risk last fall but offering no changes in the national COVID-19 response strategy.


Minnesota COVID-19 cases decline, but variant risks rise

The positivity rate of diagnostic testing has dropped to 3.8% in Minnesota. But health officials have cautioned that the progress could be upset by new, more infectious variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.