Dan Olson Feature Archive

Thousands of Minnesota nursing home residents are given powerful mood-altering drugs called antipsychotics to treat dementia. A new program seeks another way. (03/31/2011)
State officials on Thursday opened the emergency operations center in St. Paul which will collect and dispense flood information for the entire state. (03/24/2011)
The leak began at about 11 a.m. at the University and Snelling avenues intersection in St. Paul when construction crews ruptured a 12-inch gas main. (03/24/2011)
The late winter snowstorm that swept through Minnesota is nearly over, and temperatures are going to stay at or below freezing for the next few days. Hydrologists say the colder temps will likely delay some of the flooding expected on Minnesota rivers and streams. (03/23/2011)
Minnesota Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield said the outbreak of measles in Minnesota in the past month exceeds the number from the last five years combined. (03/22/2011)
The war on potholes in Minnesota includes a search for ways to prevent them. Road experts say they're making progress on that front, but many of the ideas are expensive; in the meantime, the worst of the pothole season is still to come. (03/14/2011)
Minnesota education officials are taking steps that will likely lead to the closing of BlueSky, an online charter school based in West St. Paul. (03/07/2011)
A growing number of people living along the Central Corridor light rail line between St. Paul and Minneapolis are already dealing with high housing costs, according to a new study released by a coalition of community groups. (03/04/2011)
The bill would reverse last year's decision by the National Park Service that the project doesn't meet wild and scenic river rules and regulations. (03/01/2011)
Bicyclists will pedal to the capitol in St. Paul on Monday for what organizers are calling the Inaugural Bike Summit on Capitol Hill, an event intended to educate state leaders about the benefits of cycling for people, communities and the environment. (02/28/2011)
Starting Saturday, crews will begin preparing the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis for the Central Corridor light rail project. (02/25/2011)
Stephen and Anita Soledolu, the owners of a company called Sole Provider Nursing Services, are charged with fraudulently billing Medicaid for nearly $1 million in claims. (02/24/2011)
A St. Paul man is a suspect in a large copper theft from a vacant factory in the Lowertown area of St. Paul. (02/23/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed budget retains more than $20 million to end homelessness in Minnesota. At the same time, Dayton proposes a $5 million cut in support services for homeless people. (02/22/2011)
Officials are still not revealing much about what prompted the FBI and IRS to search the West Side offices of St. Paul businessman Jerry Trooien's JLT Group Inc Thursday. (02/18/2011)