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

Feb. 20: Railroad nixes reroute for Southwest LRT

On Thursday, a critical funding source, the Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB), sent a sharply worded letter to Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh delivering the ultimatum. The board said that cities must act now or lose future funding.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Demolition stops at Dome after beam falls out of sequence

No one was injured and all debris fell within the demolition safety zone, so no passersby were at risk of injury. But investigators are trying to determine what happened.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Hennepin County recognizes Horst's contribution to County Home School

In 2010, Lois Mineau, volunteer coordinator at the Hennepin County Home School, was looking for someone to teach a basic...

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 07:21 PM

At HCMC, a surprise drill in ER to deal with real emergencies

The simulation involved both mannequins and living colleagues from the hospital who stumbled in on their own or were wheeled in needing tourniquets, breathing tubes, head scans and surgery.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Hennepin County ends garbage fight with Minneapolis

Minneapolis balked at request to burn more refuse at HERC, so city asked to come up with composting plan.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 09:50 AM

Feb. 9: Dignitaries, family bid final farewell to Joan

The nation’s second lady from 1977 to 1981 “was sort of the needle on the compass of truth and beauty.”

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 06:10 AM

Seat licenses will raise $100 million for new Vikings stadium

The seat licenses for the new stadium will cost fans from $500 to $9,500 each.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 08:17 AM

Champlin couple get $90,000 over police search at their home

A federal jury made the award after Champlin officers pursuing a burglar took a pair of shoes off the sleeping...

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:52 PM

New generation of African-American leaders has new fight

In 1990, minorities made up just 9 percent of the seven-county metro area’s population. That percentage now has more than doubled and is expected to hit 43 percent by 2040, according to the Metropolitan Council.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 04:24 PM

Hennepin County drops trash-burning bid, pushes Minneapolis on recycling

Hennepin County wants cities to develop composting collection.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 11:21 PM

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