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

Markle gets pre-trial investigation

Defense lawyers say move aims to ensure no surprises in background

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 10:14 PM

NFL says no to most bags, purses in stadiums

Leave the diaper bag; bring the breast pump. Backpacks and fanny packs are out of bounds. Cameras and binoculars are OK if they’re not in bags.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 10:57 AM

Monticello grandfather, grandson die in Wright Co. tractor rollover

Rollie Gustafson, 5, who lived with his grandfather, Ron, 50, loved to help out with the animals and everything else on the farm. “He only weighed 50 pounds, but he could lift a bail of hay,” saiod Roger Gustafson, Rollie's uncle. “He was right by grandpa’s side all the time.”

Updated: August 04, 2013, - 09:12 PM

Police union: There's no room for racist, bigoted cops

The head of the union that represents Minneapolis police officers requested Sunday to be part of Chief Janeé Harteau’s planned...

Updated: August 04, 2013, - 07:17 PM

Hennepin County beat: Historic Hanover bridge is worth seeing

In Florence there’s the requisite tourist photo from the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Paris, companions convene with baguette,...

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 07:43 PM

New Vikings stadium gives nod to birds

Concerns about migrating birds flying into the new Vikings stadium appear to have been quelled in an environmental report issued Thursday that also previewed tensions over who should pay for enhancements at the Downtown East light-rail transit station.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Minnesota counties changing where they issue U.S. passports

Hennepin County has yet to decide what it will do to comply with State Department restrictions related to security concerns.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 06:36 PM

Hennepin County increases funding to meet escalating homelessness

With more families without a place to live, Hennepin County bolsters program that tries to help its most challenging, at-risk clients.

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Hennepin, Ramsey counties approve $10 wheelage tax

Over the objections of some commissioners, the road-maintenance fee was approved for the first time in Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

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

$10 Hennepin County vehicle tax appears likely to win approval

Commissioner Jan Callison, a “no” vote last time, said she is inclined to switch next Tuesday.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 10:21 AM

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