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

Obituary: Bricker Lavik, pro bono leader at Dorsey & Whitney law firm

Bricker Lavik, director of the Dorsey & Whitney law firm’s pro bono division and fighter for the poor, has died...

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Minnesotans bracing for smaller slice of federal pie

There’s the elderly woman with a paid companion to drive her for errand; the air traffic controller facing a weekly furlough day; a military family stationed overseas.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 09:03 AM

Mound-Westonka hockey parents win an apology for Harlem Shake punishments

Suspensions and fines against students who performed the dance were revoked by Mound Westonka schools chief; official suspended.

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:48 AM

Acting Hennepin County Administrator David Hough takes over permanently

Currently the acting administrator, he climbed through the ranks and will now oversee 8,000 employees and a $1.75 billion budget.

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 07:16 PM

Snowplow damages 11 Lowry Bridge lampposts; cost to replace: $18,000

Snowplow hit lampposts put too close to road; 11 had to be replaced.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 11:30 PM

Hennepin Co. balks at road closings near Vikings stadium

Hennepin officials say plans to close Portland and Park avenues for development near new stadium would limit access to vital services.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 10:06 PM

Tattoos bar the way for new Hennepin Co. sheriff's deputies

Sheriff Rich Stanek changed his department's policy about two years ago to limit tattoo visibility on new hires. Deputies already on the job are exempt from the policy.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 08:23 AM

On the government beat: Hennepin County offices show off extra flair

Some politicians distinguish themselves not just by the offices they hold but what their offices hold.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 08:16 PM

Twin Cities customers mostly indifferent to dropping Saturday mail

Some say they like mail every day, but many say cuts are necessary.

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 11:13 PM

Minnesota customers mostly indifferent to cutback

Most Postal Service customers won't see a huge change, said regional spokesman Pete Nowacki: "The post office is going to be open the same hours. Post office boxes will still get mail. Packages will get delivered."

Updated: February 06, 2013, - 09:41 PM

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