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Hopkins Native Wins Pulitzer Prize

Star Tribune reporter Jeremy Olson was on a team that won this year’s prize for local reporting.

One of the Star Tribune’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters started his career in newspapers as a paperboy in growing up in Hopkins, the newspaper reported Monday.

Jeremy Olson won this year’s prize for local reporting—along with Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt—for the team’s “powerful series of reports on the spike in infant deaths at poorly regulated day-care homes, resulting in legislative action to strengthen rules,” according to the judges.

Olson said he’d wanted to work for the Star Tribune since he delivered the newspaper while growing up in Hopkins. He fulfilled that dream in 2010. He’s also been a health care reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“There are so many journalists here who I look up to,” the Star Tribune quoted the 39-year-old. “Your great work has inspired me to be here.”

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