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

Mayo had sued Dr. Franklin Cockerill, alleging he misappropriated trade secrets when he took a leadership position with a Mayo competitor. (12/18/2014)
Discovery Square
The Destination Medical Center design includes a riverside market and amphitheater, a transit hub and a busy commercial and retail center. (12/17/2014)
Investigators believe the jewelry robbers followed their victims for several hundred miles from a trade show in Chicago before they struck at a rest stop. (12/08/2014)
The Moscow Ballet's production allows a couple dozen young local dancers to perform with the professional touring company, giving them a chance of a lifetime. (12/05/2014)
Mayo Clinic will not pursue claims against Quest Diagnostics but will continue with remaining claims against a former top executive of both organizations. (12/04/2014)
Twenty schools in Olmsted County are reporting higher than usual rates of absenteeism due to an influenza-like illness. (12/04/2014)
Police say Bradley James Higgins killed his 9-year-old daughter Mackenzie Higgins during a weekend visit before turning the gun on himself. (11/25/2014)
The miscue occurred because the dispatcher did not understand the Somali caller, who had limited English skills. The dispatcher thought that the woman, who had flu-like symptoms, had recently been to Mali. (11/24/2014)
Officials expect to release the names of the father and daughter on Tuesday, following an autopsy. (11/24/2014)
The legal issue involves county regulations requiring a septic system for new homes. Such a system, however, is considered a modern day convenience that goes against Amish beliefs. (11/19/2014)
What it means: E-cigarette use will be banned in restaurants, businesses, government buildings and other public places where conventional cigarettes are prohibited. (11/19/2014)
State officials have confirmed two emerald ash borer infestations in Olmsted County since August. (11/17/2014)
Opponents of a city of Winona law that allows only 30 percent of homes on a block to be rental properties say the city does not have that authority. (11/05/2014)
A nuclear generating plant near Red Wing sits just 600 yards from the tribal community. (10/29/2014)
Rochester is home to Mayo Clinic, visited by thousands of patients every day. Many of them use wheelchairs. The big curiosity is how they end up all over the city. (10/22/2014)