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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

The defendant said he lost control in wintry conditions, but troopers suspected drug impairment.
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.
The defendant has a history of mental illness, according to court records.
Charlize Bjorhus will avoid an adult prison term if she remains compliant with probation until August 2026.
A sizeable crowd turned out at Duluth City Hall demanding continued access to the procedure.
Sheldon Thompson faces life in prison if convicted of the deaths of Jackie Defoe, Kevin Shabaiash Jr. and an unborn child.
Authorities will attempt to prove that Michael Carbo Jr. raped and killed Nancy Daugherty after she caught him peeping outside her house, but a judge must decide whether to allow other evidence of his alleged "voyeuristic proclivity of sexual motivations."
A defense attorney argued Daisy Buley should receive probation, but the judge imposed a guideline prison term.
Crystal Ball said she froze as she felt a bump, having hit David Weston at a speed of 6 mph and trapping him under the bus.
Derek Malevich is already serving time in prison while awaiting trial in the death of Kristen Bicking.