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

Bobbi Jo Funke took Grace Bartz's blood pressure.
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)
The Center for Indian Country Development is expected to open this summer. (04/14/2015)
Jeffery Amundson, president of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, has been on leave since February. Prosecutors charged him with stealing money from a vulnerable adult. (04/13/2015)
The military base awarded 47 medals Friday to survivors and relatives of soldiers who died in the Texas military base shooting. (04/10/2015)
The Diocese of Winona on Friday released the names of two more priests accused of sexual abuse and said it doesn't expect more disclosures. (04/10/2015)
Human remains found near Albert Lea, which appear to be those of a male, were apparently there for a number of years. (04/09/2015)
Each vial of semen can range from $300 to $1,600 apiece. (04/09/2015)
Officials say the remains found near Albert Lea appear to be those of a male and they were apparently there for a number of years. (04/07/2015)
Lowell Trom sits at the center of a fight over the growth of huge feedlots that some believe are damaging the region's environment and quality of life. (04/06/2015)
William "Harry" Hempy was last heard from Wednesday when he called his father. The 21-year-old college student was in Rochester for spring break. (03/31/2015)
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)
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)
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)