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.

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The project will demolish existing buildings to make way for five others that will offer seamless care for patients.

ER doctor's dismissal fuels anger in Grand Marais

North Shore Hospital blames a staffing company, but local residents want to hold its leaders and board members accountable.

Pepper spray 2.0 could snuff violence in Minnesota hospitals

Security guards are reluctant to use traditional pepper spray, so Crystal, Minn., company invented an alternative.

Twin Cities Muslim leaders OK donor breast milk for critically ill infants

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Minnesota hospitals barred from debt collection until screening patients for charity care

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One Minnesota clinic transcends a race barrier to good patient care

Small Richfield provider outperforms Minnesota's big groups on cancer screening, diabetes management for Black patients.

Ceremony completes St. Anthony firefighter's COVID comeback

Once near death at HCMC in Minneapolis, firefighter is now bringing patients to the hospital.