Dan Olson Feature Archive

The Venture North Bike Walk and Coffee shop opens for business this weekend. The shop is a partnership, underwritten by the city, to help instill work ethic and skills in young employees and promote exercise and health habits. (10/07/2011)
Fewer drunk drivers are on Minnesota roads, reflecting a national trend reported by the Centers for Disease Control. (10/06/2011)
Public school officials today launched a campaign to attract more students to the district, even as enrollment is rising. (10/05/2011)
University of Minnesota police say their decoy bike helped them arrest a campus bike thief. (10/04/2011)
Federal disability benefits ended today for 89 Minnesota residents, many with military ties to the United States' war in Vietnam. (09/30/2011)
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis spoke in Minneapolis to drum up support for the President's jobs plan. (09/29/2011)
Researchers are examining recently felled ash trees in St. Paul to learn more about the emerald ash borer infestation. (09/29/2011)
A new bike center opens Thursday for University of Minnesota students on the Minneapolis east bank campus. (09/29/2011)
Minnesota transportation officials say there is no deadline for finalizing funding plans for a new St. Croix bridge near Stillwater. (09/28/2011)
Central Corridor light rail officials say the project's two prime contractors are meeting goals for hiring women and minorities as part of the workforce. (09/27/2011)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture entomologist Mark Abrahamson said the ash trees near the intersection of Dale and Kent in St. Paul may have been infected by emerald ash borers spreading from a nearby neighborhood. (09/27/2011)
Lead-based paint is thought to be present in tens of thousands of homes dating to the 1940s, mostly in Minneapolis, but also in St. Paul and Ramsey County. (09/26/2011)
Minnesota's minority home ownership rate has declined again. New Census numbers show the drop off is a prolonged trend of four years. (09/23/2011)
A contingency fund and surplus when contractor bids came in lower than expected will allow the Central Corridor project to purchase more rail cars and address the problem of storm water runoff. (09/21/2011)
The project meets a construction deadline releasing $155 million in contingency funds that will be used for purchasing more rail cars, covering surprise expenses, and funding a marketing campaign aimed at boosting business along University Avenue. (09/21/2011)