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Tom Olsen


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

Languages: English

Alec Baney's case will remain in juvenile court, but he will receive a stayed adult sentence under the terms of an agreement reached Tuesday.
Sheldon Thompson faces life in prison if convicted of the deaths of Jackie Defoe, Kevin Shabaiash Jr. and an unborn child.
Investigators also found a cellphone registered to the Esko man at the crime scene, charges say.
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Michael Carbo now faces mandatory life imprisonment in the killing of Nancy Daugherty.
Joseph Fohrenkam agreed to the seven-year prison term when he pleaded guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge in the death of Joseph Peterson.
The longtime legislator earned praise from colleagues on both sides of the aisle as his departure contributes to a rapidly changing political landscape in Northeastern Minnesota.
Court records remain confidential, as the suspect is only 15 years old.
The former Cloquet police chief said he was happy to finish his career back home in Duluth. He'll hand over head of patrol duties to an officer who has worked in nearly every capacity in the department.
A judge placed Alec Baney on pretrial supervision and ordered evaluations to determine if he should be tried as an adult.
President Joe Biden made Superior his first stop following his State of the Union address.