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

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

Federal employees in Minnesota digging out their contingency plans

The U.S. government workers in the state will learn Tuesday who’s essential and who’s not.

Updated: September 27, 2013, - 11:52 PM

There's progress for the homeless in Hennepin County

Hennepin County is midway through an intensive two-year pilot project aimed at getting people who haven’t had shelter for a long time into stable housing. Results look positive.

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 10:26 PM

New HCMC leader looks to improve systems, care and costs

Dr. Jon Pryor took over the job in a time of uncertainty and dramatic shifts in health care.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Stolen medals returned to daughter of Bataan survivor

The cherished heirlooms -- including a Bronze Star with two oak leaves -- of Roger Neis, stolen in 2012 from his northeast Minneapolis house, are returned by the burglar’s attorney.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 10:11 PM

Little black trash cans take Hennepin County workers by surprise

Talk turned to trash at the Hennepin County Government Center this week when surprised employees discovered their standard-size garbage cans...

Updated: September 13, 2013, - 10:21 PM

Boston's top cop shares hard lessons with Twin Cities Marathon organizers

Boston police leader shared security tips before Twin Cities Marathon.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Sept. 12, 2013: Transit station will be like NYC's Grand Central Terminal

A sweeping plan to add a park, jumbo display screen, retail stores and a public plaza to the $79.3 million rail hub being built near Target Field will get the go-ahead Thursday from the Hennepin County Board.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 05:54 PM

AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt goes to trial over Christmas Eve arrest

The AIM leader faces a misdemeanor charge related to a Crystal Court protest and disputed circumstances surrounding his arrest.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 07:52 PM

Hennepin County beat: Head of homeless fight sees hope here

More than 20 years ago, Mikkel Beckmen needed a part-time job and he had two options: a bagel shop or...

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 07:29 PM

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