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Rob grew up in four different towns in Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota so his roots run deep. And he must like flying; he once circumnavigated the globe….he left New York and kept flying east until they he hit Hawaii. We imagine there was a stop or two. Oh, and that meant he crossed the International Date Line and had two Tuesdays. At least it wasn’t two Mondays.
The latest from Rob Olson
Anton Lazzaro trial: Lazzaro allegedly referenced Jeffrey Epstein in text messages
Prosecutors introduced surprise evidence on Wednesday in the trial of Anton Lazzaro, including text messages in which Lazzaro referenced Jeffrey Epstein while messaging a friend.
Lazzaro trial: Accused of sex trafficking, Lazzaro takes stand in defense
Anton “Tony" Lazzaro took the stand in his own defense Tuesday afternoon, as his federal trial on sex trafficking charges nears an end.
Anton Lazzaro trial: Victim says Lazzaro paid her for sex when she was just 16
The emotions for the woman known as "Victim D" began shortly after she took the stand. Asked to point out Tony Lazzaro for the jury, she clearly had trouble looking at the now 32-year-old, then began to stifle sobs.
Monticello residents question Xcel Energy spill details at public meeting
In November, Xcel Energy's nuclear plant in Monticello leaked 400,000 gallons of water containing Tritium, a radioactive by-product, but the utility only told the public last week.
Anton Lazzaro trial: Co-defendant takes the stand
The 21-year-old woman charged alongside Anton Lazzaro in his sex trafficking case took the stand on Thursday, explaining how met Lazzaro on a "sugar daddy" website and later began recruiting teen girls for him.
Anton Lazzaro trial: Prosecutors outline sex trafficking case
Opening statements in the federal trial of Anton "Tony" Lazzaro underscored the heart of this trial: what counts as sex trafficking and does what Lazzaro did with teenage girls fit the legal definition
How race-based covenants shaped Minneapolis park placement
As a PhD candidate at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota, Rebecca Walker knew the research into the racial covenants that had restricted some neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.
Mall of America offers glimpse at security measures following shootings
On Friday, the Mall of America's VP of security led reporters on a more than an hour-long tour highlighting what he explained were the different layers of security.
Lawmakers debate legislation to make Kias, Hyundai harder to steal
Of all the issues to get politically heated, you might not expect a push to make cars harder to steal to be one of them. But legislation heard on Monday to safeguard the owners of Kias and Hyundais in Minnesota turned into criticisms of policing and prosecution.