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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

Investigators used wiretaps, intercepted packages and recovered a machine gun conversion kit during the execution of more than 50 search warrants, resulting in the seizure of roughly $1 million worth of drugs.
After admitting to the assaults of four women, Jesse Powell entered into a stipulation calling for his removal from the bar.
The victim suffered at least six wounds and a collapsed lung in the Gary-New Duluth attack.
The incident started at Minnesota Power headquarters, went across the Bong Bridge to Superior and back to Duluth via the Oliver Bridge before a 70 mph collision along snowy roads.
A federal judge ordered the psychological assessment for George Deppa upon a request from a defense attorney.
Corey Devon Young could face decades behind bars if tried and convicted as an adult for the shooting death of Xavier Louis Aubid-St. Clair.
"She really was a beautiful person," Kristen Bicking's twin sister said Monday. "She would help anyone. She saw the best in everyone, and that’s what I'm going to do.
A judge recently upheld four felony charges against Warren Holt Jr. in the alleged June 2021 attack on a 78-year-old man.
The victim suffered more than a dozen wounds, including one that pierced her heart.
Litigation over the Pastoret Terrace property has again been placed on hold while Rod Raymond pursues a last-ditch effort to preserve the 135-year-old building.