Jay Olstad, KARE 11

Jay Olstad


Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Jay:

Mpls. city councilor calls for audit of police body camera policy

City Councilman Andrew Johnson is calling for an audit of the department's policy in the wake of the fatal shooting. → Read More

Longest serving Apple Valley fire fighter retires

While other firefighters are beginning their shifts, at Fire Station Number 2, Joel Engel prepares for his last. → Read More

Animal Humane Society sues MN Board of Animal Health

The Animal Humane Society and two other groups are suing the Minnesota Board of Animal Health claiming it violated the law. → Read More

More truck troubles in Lowry Tunnel

Another truck was involved in a crash inside the Lowry Tunnel. Most trucks are not allowed to be in the tunnel. On Thursday night, MnDOT cameras showed the westbound semi involved in the crash that had traffic diverting from Interstate 94. → Read More

Gridlock a way of life in Minneapolis

Gridlock is how commuters traveling into the city described their trip Wednesday. And it seemed no amount of notice prepared people for what they experienced. → Read More

Future is murky for summer favorite Tin Fish

The owners of Tin Fish hope the restaurant will live on at Lake Calhoun through the management of long-time employees. But that plan, and the future of the eatery, is looking a bit murky. → Read More

Concerns in Wabasha over family farm

Hundreds packed the Wabasha-Kellogg Public School auditorium Thursday, upset about a proposed plan that would take hundreds of acres of farm land. → Read More

Ramsey Co. Beach open on White Bear Lake after years being closed

It is a traditional summer soundtrack -- boats rumbling off in the distance, kids splashing in the water. They are sounds that have been silent at the Ramsey County Beach on White Bear Lake for nearly a decade, until now. → Read More

Inside look as Target Center renovation nears completion

Team officials say 65 percent of the construction is complete and are on schedule to complete the project by mid-October, just in time for the Timberwolves season opener. → Read More

Marshall teen learns life lesson on the golf course

In the game of golf, as in the game of life, it often times comes down to your word. → Read More

What potential Yanez jurors are being asked

We showed the jury questionnaire to attorney and Mitchell Hamline School of Law professor Bradford Colbert to get his take on it. → Read More

MCTC selling historic 1800's mansion

A historic and possibly haunted mansion is for sale...for a $1. → Read More

Willmar playground for all will be one of nation's largest

Organizers said they raised $900,000 to build it, touting the playground as one of the largest fully accessible playgrounds in the country. → Read More

Easy fixes that stop burglars in their tracks

Home burglaries tend to rise in the summer months, according to national and local statistics. It is one reason why the Eagan Police Department is sharing tips on how to make your home as secure as it can be. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Pet breeder inspections kept secret

Loopholes in the law keep records concerning inspections of Minnesota pet breeders secret. And critics claim that leaves pets at risk and pet owners in the dark. → Read More

Chetek family shares story of survival

While they no longer have their home or the stuff inside, they wanted to share their story to give people hope. A family focused not on what they lost, but what they have. → Read More

How to stop robocalls

Robocall Index estimates automated callers made 2.5 billion calls last month alone. It calculates that is 7.5 calls per month, per person affected. → Read More

Minnesota lawmakers react to Comey's firing

The Minnesota Congressional Delegation is reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. → Read More

New closures slowing metro motorists down

As spring flowers bloom, so do the detours on the metro's busiest highways. None bigger, at least for many drivers, than the one beginning Monday. → Read More

Closures could mess-up Monday's commute

As spring flowers bloom, so do the detours. None bigger, at least for some drivers than the one coming Monday. → Read More