Dan Olson Feature Archive

State officials say the recent conviction of Anita Soledolu on Medicaid fraud charges sends a message to others stealing public assistance dollars. But others say the health care fraud perpetrated by mom-and-pop-sized operations is small compared to the misdeeds of big companies. (09/06/2011)
Residents in Brooklyn Center rent-subsidized apartment building left in limbo after foreclosure. (08/30/2011)
The Central Corridor project has recovered from early season construction delays caused by wet weather. (08/29/2011)
MnDOT officials say the bridge is safe for the 17,900 vehicles that cross it daily, but they have imposed additional weight restrictions and are making temporary repairs on the span. (08/29/2011)
Twelve people have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and selling methamphetamine in Minnesota. (08/23/2011)
Xcel Energy says it wants to complete the conversion of one of its Minnesota power plants from coal to natural gas. (08/23/2011)
A new survey reveals that a significant proportion of crime in Minnesota goes unreported. Crime is reportedly down, but the results make it clear that the police record is incomplete. (08/22/2011)
State names inspector general to detect fraud and recover money improperly spent on human services. (08/18/2011)
New, temporary weight restrictions go into effect Thursday for heavy trucks using the Stillwater lift bridge across the St. Croix River. (08/17/2011)
The state government shutdown and high water levels will delay completion of the Hastings and Lafayette bridges. (08/16/2011)
The Boy Scouts successfully navigated the bureaucratic thicket that manages the historic Upper Post, opening their new North Star Council Base Camp in October. (08/10/2011)
This summer's volatile weather has made gardening a challenge. However, that's not deterring Twin Cities young people in the Youth Farm and Market Project. (08/08/2011)
The Hiawatha light rail is back in service, after a downed power line interrupted service earlier today. (08/05/2011)
An Eden Prairie-based loan modification company is accused of taking homeowners' money but not modifying their loans. (08/04/2011)
A National Night Out event in north Minneapolis Tuesday evening drew a crowd due in part to free food and entertainment donated by local churches and businesses. (08/02/2011)