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

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)
Dr. Franklin Cockerill III cannot work for or have any contact with Quest Diagonostics pending a hearing on the merits of a Mayo Clinic lawsuit. (10/17/2014)
Mayo alleges Dr. Franklin Cockerill III was secretly hired by Quest Diagnostics Inc. but continued to work as the president and CEO of Mayo Medical Labs so he could steal trade secrets. (10/16/2014)
The network will prevent dropped calls and speed up the wireless Internet for Mayo Clinic staff, officials said. (10/14/2014)
A new Medica offerings will include access to Rochester's Mayo Clinic as well as Mayo Clinic Health System, Northfield Hospitals and Clinics, and Winona Health. (10/06/2014)
The rapidly rising rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota that pass by the Mississippi River have pressed Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa to practice handling an oil spill. (10/03/2014)
Complete with an air-conditioned classroom, TVs and a Wi-Fi hot spot, the Cal Freming brings students to the river to harness their curiosity. (10/01/2014)