Rob Olson

Rob Olson


Rob tells a story like few others in our business; in fact, a lot of us here at FOX 9 think he should write a book someday.

Rob reports weekdays for FOX 9 News; and he’s never seen a State Fair or Minnesota Wild story that he didn’t like.

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

Some families get jumpstart on MEA weekend

MEA weekend is starting in just a couple of days, but some families are already heading out on their trips. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) says it's going to be a busy weekend for travel.

8 dead dogs found on Grey Cloud Island

Cottage Grove police are investigating after the gruesome discovery of eight dead dogs, found stacked up on Grey Cloud Island. Officers say there are no obvious signs of ongoing abuse and it looks as if they were at one time someone's pets.

As businesses downsize office spaces, cities work adjust to redevelopment

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a significant shift in the workplace, leading many companies to adopt hybrid work models. As a result, large office buildings, once bustling centers of activity, are being left vacant. This has left cities to consider how these spaces could be repurposed.