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Tom Olsen

Reporter

Tom Olsen has covered crime and courts for the Duluth News Tribune since 2013.

A lifelong Duluthian, Olsen studied communications and journalism at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he got his start at the student newspaper.

Olsen first joined Forum Communications in 2012, writing for the Duluth Budgeteer News, Lake County News Chronicle and other publications.

Readers can contact Olsen at 218-723-5333 or tolsen@duluthnews.com.

Languages: English

"I get angry when I think of how (Jesse) Powell hunts for his victims, under the guise of helping us, and how he kept getting away with it," one of the victims said.
Michael David Johnson allegedly said he "wasn't going back to jail" and approached officers with two knives in April.
A burglary in progress was reported Tuesday night at the Teeny Weeny Miniature Cottage Shop in Duluth. Nicholas Wayne Devault told police that he just wanted to get a gift for his niece.
Arrested in Carlton County after nearly crashing into a ditch, Patrick Bullard allegedly had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.
Incorporating features such as large solar panels and double insulation, Green New Deal Housing aims to construct affordable homes for middle-class families. Next on the horizon are plans to build on three sites in Superior.
A jury in Hibbing reached the verdict Tuesday in the case of Michael Carbo Jr., more than 36 years after Nancy Daugherty was raped and killed.
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Police reveal new details and seek people to come forward in unsolved 2017 homicide case of businessman Brian Nelson, robbed and stabbed to death inside his home, behind doors with new deadbolt locks and with his 'inside pet' Dodo chained up outside.
Corey Devon Young, 17, is already on probation after bringing a gun to school in May. Prosecutors will seek to have him tried as an adult.
Timely medical attention could have saved Kari Petrich's life, a criminal complaint said, but Eric Jarvis allegedly spent hours cleaning up the crime scene before calling 911.
Tommi Hintz described how she became increasingly suspicious of her two friends, eventually learning of the homicide but still assisting in the disposal of Ricky Balsimo's remains in Lake Superior.