Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Head trauma combined with memory impairment may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests. (12/26/2013)
The roughly $150 million project will rehabilitate the existing Winona bridge across the Mississippi River, and also add a second bridge. (12/21/2013)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona has named 14 priests accused of sexually abusing minors. (12/16/2013)
About two hundred people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Paul for a public memorial service to honor the late Nelson Mandela Saturday. (12/14/2013)
The lawsuitalleges the diocese and the religious order were negligent in supervising the Rev. Francis Markey, who was in the diocese in 1984. The plaintiff claims Markey abused him when he was a boy at St. Andrew Parish. (12/12/2013)
Five months since 17 cities in southeastern Minnesota received sales tax dollars from neighboring Rochester for economic development projects, much of the money remains unspent, even at a time when public budgets are tight. Some officials say they don't want to rush to spend it. (12/11/2013)
The law comes a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections infected more than 700 people and killed 64 nationwide. (12/07/2013)
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped at a Minneapolis toy store Saturday to encourage holiday shoppers to spend money at small and local businesses. (11/30/2013)
Event organizers say it's a time to celebrate the growth of the Hmong community in Minnesota and the recent election of two Hmong-American city council members in St. Paul and Minneapolis, (11/30/2013)
Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say hunters registered 143,000 deer during the regular firearms season. (11/29/2013)
An Olmsted County judge has said a Rochester wig shop owner can stay in her current location despite efforts by her landlord, the Kahler Hotel, to evict her. (11/26/2013)
As a "navegador," or health navigator who speaks Spanish, Charlie Mandile is a trusted figure in Latino communities in the Faribault and Northfield areas. Around the state, advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to inform hard-to-reach populations about MNsure and the opportunity to obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act. (11/26/2013)
The layoffs are all in the health system's transcription services and will affect employees in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Lake City, Owatonna and Red Wing, Mayo said. (11/22/2013)
Two months after the largest fire in recent Winona history destroyed the city's Islamic center and damaged several other historic downtown buildings, members of the mosque are looking for a new place to call home. (11/22/2013)
Residents of Olmsted and Dodge counties now have several new health insurance options on MNsure, the state's online health insurance marketplace. (11/19/2013)