Dan Olson Feature Archive

Barbara Holmes, president of United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, marched into Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 with Martin Luther King Jr. The country has changed, she said, but racism persists. (03/05/2015)
On land that once held the St. John's Abbey hog farm, Kevin Doyle runs the state's largest mushroom growing enterprise. We get the tour, and a story. (02/24/2015)
Conversation is a central aim of nurses and volunteers at the Augsburg College Central Health Commons in downtown Minneapolis. (02/17/2015)
Robert Hickman, a community activist who helped found the Inner City Youth League, died Jan. 28. Friends remembered his contributions to the league, a beacon of hope to young black people. (02/05/2015)
David Kortier has been making early Irish harps in Duluth for more than 20 years, one of only a handful of people in the world to preserve the craft. (01/29/2015)
After four decades of making his Schneider Drug store a welcoming place, owner Tom Sengupta is retiring. In his honor, Minneapolis has declared today Tom Sengupta Day. (01/16/2015)
She's only a freshman, but Hamline economics major Linda Umwali has already set a goal. She wants to become Rwanda's finance minister. (01/13/2015)
Whether with the student drum line or in the halls between classes, Jamal Abdur-Salaam expects a lot from the students at John A. Johnson Elementary in St. Paul. (01/06/2015)
Danes in Minnesota are importing "hygge," the perfect antidote to holiday stress. (12/23/2014)
Steel drum music has spread across the globe from Trinidad to the University of Minnesota, where a teacher and her students are bringing the Caribbean sound to the frozen north. (12/18/2014)
Scholars in Iraq and at St. John's University in Collegeville are working together to save documents, many of them Christian in origin, that define Middle Eastern culture. (12/05/2014)
Woodblock print artist, food co-op founder, electric bass player for the winter solstice celebration. Betsy Bowen fills many roles in Grand Marais. (11/26/2014)
In the 1950s and '60s, the Lenarz sisters learned songs in the kitchen while doing dishes with their dad. Today, they share their love of singing in the Twin Cities Women's Choir. (11/21/2014)
Walter Dziedzic is among nearly 95,000 Minnesotans who served in the Korean War. More than 700 were killed in action. (11/11/2014)
Ruth Knox was among the more than 100,000 women who enlisted during World War II. Now 95, the Twin Cities native shares her story for Veterans Day. (11/11/2014)