Elizabeth Baier

Elizabeth Baier

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
ebaier@mpr.org
(507) 282-0910


Elizabeth Baier, based in Rochester, covers news in southeastern Minnesota for MPR News. She joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2008 after six years of writing for newspapers, including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald. She holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism and international relations from the University of Miami, and a certificate in contemporary Latin American studies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago.

Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Grains of silica sand
The ordinance would have made the county in far southeastern Minnesota the first in the state to ban the practice. (03/03/2015)
Downtown Rochester skyway
Mayo Clinic is working with a concierge service to bring more Chinese patients to Rochester. It's also planning a new venture to serve health providers in China. (03/03/2015)
Abdelsalam Elshaikh brought Darleen Moe her dinner
Minnesota may become a national leader in helping foreign-trained physicians to practice in the United States. Proposed strategies include dedicating spaces for those doctors in medical residency programs. (02/27/2015)
There were no injuries reported but Minnesota Department of Transportation officials were anxious to remind drivers to give the plows plenty of room to work. (02/25/2015)
The carrier started operating between the two cities in September. But airport officials say that flight will end April 9, when the carrier re-routes the crew to Minneapolis. (02/24/2015)
If approved, the ordinance would make Houston County the first county in Minnesota to ban the practice. (02/19/2015)
If approved, the ordinance would regulate how close mining operations can come to communities. It would include silica sand, which is used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. (02/18/2015)
Every Wednesday, pastors and volunteers at Bethel Lutheran Church near downtown Rochester wait for people to roll down their window and ask for a prayer to go. (02/11/2015)
Lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to address how Somalis can safely send money back to their home country. (02/07/2015)
Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, added new anti-fraud measures Friday after Minnesota and other states reported a rise in fraudulent filings. (02/07/2015)
Authorities discovered thousands of images of child pornography on the computers, smart phones and tablets of the Rochester residents. The charges stem from a 10-month investigation. (02/06/2015)
The company, based in Houston, Minn., is moving into the first phase of an environmental impact statement for a silica sand mining operation in the region. (02/04/2015)
The Gaylord Police Department and the Sibley County Sheriff's Office have settled a lawsuit filed by attorneys for a woman who believes she was racially profiled in 2012. (01/30/2015)
Several dozen Rochester jobs were lost in the company's latest round of cuts, an IBM workers group estimates. (01/29/2015)
The Destination Medical Center project, which focuses on the Mayo Clinic's projected growth, is one step closer to final adoption. (01/29/2015)