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

The Austin City Council voted to prohibit e-cigarettes from places where smoking already is prohibited. The new law also will apply to hookahs and other smoking devices. (03/17/2015)
Chateau Theatre
The city will pay $6 million, including a $500,000 contribution from Mayo Clinic for the downtown building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (03/16/2015)
Making history
From Caledonia to Grand Marais, Minnesota towns are fertile ground for a rising political class of people in their 20s and 30s. (03/16/2015)
If the measure passes, Austin will join Minneapolis, Duluth and other cities across the state that have banned e-cigarettes from places where smoking is already prohibited. (03/16/2015)
Three Houston County residents have filed separate ethics complaints against a county zoning official one week after commissioners backed away from a ban on silica sand mining. (03/11/2015)
The ordinance would have made the county in far southeastern Minnesota the first in the state to ban the practice. (03/03/2015)
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)
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)