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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.


Nation's first case of Brazilian COVID variant found in Minn.

The more contagious variant was found in a Minnesota resident who recently traveled to Brazil, and underscores the need for continued mask-wearing and social-distancing practices, state health officials said Monday.


Minnesota seniors get 24 hours to sign up for vaccine lottery

Seniors will enter lottery for vaccinations at specific sites, ending dilemma of whether to accept appointments far away.


Walz: Minnesota heading toward 3 million vaccinated target

State issues new system for connecting independent practitioners, prioritized for vaccine, with clinics providing shots.


State's vaccine allocation increases to 871,650 doses

21 deaths, 1,525 infections reported on Friday amid continued signs that a post-holiday increase in COVID-19 activity has eased.


Minnesota senior test clinics expanding vaccine access

The state also unveiled a new electronic COVID-19 case investigation system by which people who have tested positive will be invited via text message to answer questions about viral exposures online.


Minnesota's total COVID deaths surpass 6,000; more than 200K vaccine doses

Health officials hope new vaccine clinics for people 65 and older will hasten Minnesota's rate of vaccine administration.


Seniors surge to Minnesota site to register for COVID vaccine

The site closed to new registrants at 2 p.m. in order to serve people stuck in a waiting queue, but in the end connected more than 5,000 people with appointments.


Minnesota reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, 200,130 first-dose vaccinations

Case trends are positive for Minnesota as it prepares to expand limited COVID-19 vaccination to seniors, teachers.


Test program expands COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota

Announcement comes as nearly 200,000 Minnesotans have received their first doses of the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines.


Minn. COVID-19 vaccine providers defend their performance

The state remains on schedule for vaccination of its priority group, but faces criticism when compared with the rest of the U.S.