Olson had served seven years of a 14-year sentence. She had pleaded guilty to participating in a deadly 1975 bank robbery near Sacramento and attempting to kill Los Angeles police officers.
Olson was allowed to serve her parole in Minnesota, despite complaints from California police officers. They claimed she should serve her time in the state where she committed her crime. Minnesota's governor and police agreed.
The now 62-year-old Olson spent more than 20 years in St. Paul until her past as a 70s radical caught up with her. She married a doctor, had three daughters and became a community volunteer and actress.
Olson's church issued a statement welcoming her back to Minnesota. The Reverend Cooper Wiggen of the Minnehaha United Methodist Church said, "We're looking forward to her being able to resettle in with her family and resume her life."
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