Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

The Minnesota Vikings say no decision has been made to proceed with plans to shift stadium costs onto fans, after Gov. Mark Dayton criticized the team today for considering extra fees on season ticket holders. (11/13/2012)
The leadup to yesterday's election in Minnesota was atypical in its over-the-top rhetoric and record campaign spending. Yet with few exceptions, the polls ran smoothly. (11/06/2012)
Attorneys in the child pornography case involving a Minnesota football coach have a couple of more weeks to submit further arguments to a judge. (11/01/2012)
A Blue Earth County judge heard arguments Wednesday afternoon over a defense request to drop pornography charges again Todd Hoffner, the football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato. (10/31/2012)
A defense attorney will ask prosecutors this afternoon to dismiss charges against Minnesota State University - Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, who faces two counts of child pornography. (10/31/2012)
A southeastern Minnesota hog producer has agreed to pay a $14,000 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for pumping manure into a field that drained to a nearby creek. (10/24/2012)
In Minnesota, teachers, doctors, and other professionals who have frequent contact with children are required by law to report even suspected child abuse. But there are no state guidelines for training so called "mandated reporters" and the process they use to file a report varies. (10/24/2012)
In a town that skirts the bridge between religion and politics, the spotlight brought by the marriage amendment is uncomfortable for some Red Wing residents. (10/16/2012)
The local community has been jolted in the last few days as sexual misconduct allegations against a former drama teacher emerge at Shattuck-St. Mary's School. (10/11/2012)
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is co-sponsoring a leadership summit for young Muslim women in Rochester on Saturday afternoon. (10/06/2012)
A former resident of Austin, Minn., claims in a federal lawsuit that two city police officers used excessive force while responding to a call as he suffered a seizure. (10/05/2012)
A first debate between Congressman Tim Walz and his Republican challenger, former state Rep. Allen Quist, included feisty exchanges on the economy, jobs and the Affordable Care Act. (09/27/2012)
Apple lovers may have a hard time finding locally-grown Honeycrisp apples this year. Unusually warm weather in March and hard frost in April killed off apple blossoms. The thousands of apples that remained on trees were damaged by summer hail storms and drought. (09/26/2012)
A Blue Earth County judge has granted a defense attorney access to videos that resulted in child pornography charges against Minnesota State University Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner. (09/18/2012)
A school in Rochester works to prepare immigrant and minority students for fields such as microbiology, nursing and engineering. Some people are betting the school, now in its second year, can help students who struggle in traditional schools find careers to build successful futures. (09/18/2012)