Reporter | General Assignment

Rochelle Olson is a general assignment reporter for the Star Tribune. Olson has been on the quick strike team for three years, writing about a wide variety of topics. She specializes in the intersection of sports, business and culture.

Olson has covered St. Paul and Minneapolis City Halls, Ramsey and Hennepin county governments as well as courts and state government. Before joining the Star Tribune in 2000, Olson worked for eight years with the Associated Press in Kansas City, Topeka, Charleston, W.Va. and St. Paul. She has a master's degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor's from Hamline University. She grew up in Bloomington. She loves to swim and do yoga.


Twins send letter to season ticketholders about their options for 2021

In a letter to ticket holders, the team said it expects a limited number of fans at Target Field for the home opener April 8 against the Seattle Mariners.


With unusual speed, Minn. Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal in Noor case

Decision has implications for expected start of Derek Chauvin's trial Monday


Judicial referee Susan Cochrane, who channeled her difficulties into life's work of compassion, dies at 65

Susan Cochrane channeled her own painful experiences as the child of a brutal divorce, violence and alcoholism into a career of uncommon compassion as a…


Ex-Minneapolis cop Mohamed Noor asks state Supreme Court to hear murder appeal

Noor wants court to overturn his third-degree murder conviction in death of Australian woman


Twins seek governor's approval for 10,000 fans at Target Field

Gov. Tim Walz will have the final word on the size of the crowds, and he must balance fans' desire for normalcy against public health concerns as COVID keeps its grip on Minnesota.


Court of Appeals: Lake Minnetonka murder-suicide liability case against Park Nicollet should be tried before a jury

Businessman Brian Short fatally shot his wife, three children and himself in 2015


Lacrosse joins Vikings' Eagan campus as Arete Sport moves in

Burnsville upstart Arete will move in next month and stage summer event.


Health care shooting pushes clinics toward more vigilance, assessments

The shootings in Buffalo, Minn., are raising new concerns about how best to deal with irate patients vowing violence.


Husband of medical assistant killed in Buffalo attack struggles to explain loss to their children

Husband, friend describe vibrant 37-year-old mom who was dedicated to her work as a healer.


How did Minneapolis end up with a street named after a Persian king?

In the late 1800s, the population of Minneapolis was booming and city engineers sought to create alphabetical and numerical street grids that could be reliably navigated.