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

Barack Obama
The president used a La Crosse speech to criticize Gov. Scott Walker's economic decisions and pitch his own overtime pay proposal. He also applauded Minnesota's economy. (07/02/2015)
John LaDue left the Waseca County Courthouse.
John LaDue, charged in a plot to kill his family and classmates, has an elevated risk of violence, said Katheryn Cranbrook, a psychologist who has worked on school shooting cases. (06/30/2015)
Cutting wood
As Rochester plans for the population boom a Mayo Clinic expansion is expected to bring, Olmsted County officials say the region has to create more affordable housing. (06/25/2015)
A judge has ordered a second test to help determine if 18-year-old John LaDue should be tried as an adult for an alleged plot against his family and school. (06/22/2015)
Studies show circular intersections reduce serious accidents, improve commute time, curb pollution and cut gas usage. (06/19/2015)
Priests are eager to hear from Archbishop Bernard Hebda, the temporary apostolic administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He will hold a Mass in Rochester Wednesday. (06/16/2015)
Hoping to transform two key downtown blocks near the Zumbro River, Rochester officials are turning to a developer from Abu Dhabi, whose leaders have longtime ties to Mayo Clinic. (06/11/2015)
As Rochester remakes the area near Mayo Clinic into a destination medical center, developers have their eyes on downtown property. (06/08/2015)
It's a well traveled ball, having been on display from Paris to Taipei. (06/06/2015)
In La Crosse, Gundersen Health System is using wood chips, wind farms and dairy cows to generate power, reduce costs and stay competitive. Its efforts are drawing national attention. (06/01/2015)
A local preservation group bought the building from the town two years ago and now has a deal with a developer to turn it into affordable housing. Some hurdles remain. (05/14/2015)
Guitar building is painstaking work. It's also a labor of love for students in a unique program at Southeast Tech. On Tuesday, they'll show off their creations. (05/11/2015)
The new center features a cancer treatment that allows for greater control over radiation doses. (05/09/2015)
Local anglers discovered the body of 21-year-old William Hempy in a pond near a former rock quarry. He was reported missing in March. Foul play is not suspected. (04/27/2015)
With nurses in southeast Minnesota leaving for higher-paying jobs at Mayo Clinic, nursing home owners want the Legislature to change how their facilities are reimbursed so they can recruit and retain workers. (04/15/2015)