Rochelle Olson

Reporter | Hennepin County Courts and Legal Affairs
Phone: 612-673-1747
Rochelle Olson covers St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County government.

Recent content from Rochelle Olson

Ryan backs off plan to try to close Park and Portland for new development

Hennepin County, which owns the key arteries, expressed strong opposition to the proposal over traffic and medical center access.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 08:23 AM

Hennepin County judge orders therapy for 9-year-old stowaway boy

The boy, who is back in Minnesota but not in his parents’ custody for now, was not present at Wednesday’s child protective services hearing. He had sneaked onto a flight to Las Vegas two weeks ago.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 08:24 PM

Protective services hearing set for stowaway boy, 9, on Wednesday

The custody and possible treatment for a 9-year-old airplane stowaway will be discussed at a Hennepin County District Court hearing on Wednesday. The boy had sneaked onto an airplane and flew to Las Vegas.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 08:44 PM

Hennepin County steps in to help 9-year-old stowaway

The so-called CHIPS petition initiates juvenile court proceedings. According to a court spokesman, it’s still uncertain when the child will be returned by protective services in Las Vegas, but when he is, a court hearing must be held to determine the next step.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:23 PM

Father pleads for help with troubled 9-year-old stowaway

With a hoodie tied tightly over his face and a baseball cap pulled down over his eyes, the father of a 9-year-old Minneapolis-to-Las Vegas stowaway tearfully begged for help with his willful, troubled son.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 01:45 PM

HCMC excited for new pediatric ICU

New space is a dramatic upgrade, replacing curtains with windows and natural light.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 11:17 AM

9-year-old stowaway's family unsuccessfully asked for help

His family said it has unsuccessfully sought help for the boy, who has a troubled history that includes stealing a truck and crashing into a police car two days before he snuck onto a Minneapolis flight to Las Vegas.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 10:38 AM

No. 11: 9-year-old Vegas stowaway had history of car theft, sneaking into water park

The 9-year-old also has been investigated several times by county child protection workers.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 09:47 AM

Hennepin County beat: Decades-old HCMC hyperbaric chamber on view during demolition

For fans of building demolitions and heavy machinery, the Hennepin County Medical Center offers a spectacle next week with the...

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Minnesota's ban on suicide talk goes too far, court rules

The law infringes on free speech, appeals panel said.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 09:00 PM

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