Blois Olson has been at the forefront of online political coverage and commentary in Minnesota for many years and has been a contributor to WCCO Radio for 15 years. Blois is a daily guest on the Morning News with Dave Lee. On the “Morning Take,” Blois and Dave discuss political and public affairs, issues at the local, state & national level. It can be heard weekday mornings at 6:25 or you can listen to the podcasts here.
He is the founder and principal of Fluence Media, a high-stakes media consulting and content creation company. Blois was named one of the Top Marketers in 2012 by Minnesota Business magazine, and one of 200 Minnesotans you should know by Twin Cities Business magazine in 2011. Corporations and organizations seek his counsel on public affairs, crisis communications and online and social strategy.
Blois has built a trusted following of listeners, readers and fans on TV, radio and online. He co-founded MN-Politics in 1998 and has provided political and public affairs analysis to nearly every media outlet in Minnesota and national media that cover the Midwest. He is the former co-publisher of Politics In Minnesota and “Politics in Minnesota: The Directory.”
A Minnesota native, Blois’ love of current affairs was born during his job as a newspaper carrier for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where he studied political science and journalism.
In addition to providing a daily political voice on WCCO Radio, Blois has provided his analysis on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio and in the New York Times, Newsweek, Newsweek-Asia and Agence Press France. He is also a regular contributor to “Almanac” and “at Issue”.
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