Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

A new collaborative research initiative between two Minnesota health giants will work to improve patient care and lower costs. Announced Tuesday morning, the partnership between Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group's Optum division is the largest health data-sharing effort of its kind in the country. (01/15/2013)
Officials in St. Charles, Minn., are considering disbanding the city's police department and contracting police services with the Winona County Sheriff's Office. (01/13/2013)
A Mayo Clinic researcher is testing the theory that controlling indoor humidity levels can help control the influenza virus in transmission hotspots like schools, hospitals, daycare centers and churches. (01/11/2013)
The Billings Clinic in Montana has joined the Mayo Clinic as the newest member of its regional care network. (01/09/2013)
From Rochester, Minn., to Sioux Falls, S.D., homeowners have reported shifting foundations and cracks in basements and walls related to the drought. (01/07/2013)
A citizens' group in Wabasha has appealed the city's recent decision to allow a Calgary-based company to set up a silica sand transport facility. (01/02/2013)
Public input is sought on proposed angling changes around the state that would improve opportunities for trout and sturgeon fishing, as well protect flathead catfish during the winter. (12/28/2012)
Because Congress failed to pass a new farm bill, price levels for milk are set to expire at the end of the year. If that happens, the price of milk will nearly double. (12/21/2012)
The Wabasha Planning Board will decide Friday whether to allow Calgary-based Superior Sand Systems to build a sand transport facility in town. (12/21/2012)
The Minnesota State University-Mankato football coach cleared by a judge of child porn charges has been issued a 20-day unpaid suspension from his job. (12/20/2012)
The Wabasha City Council on Monday decided against requiring an environmental review of a company that wants to open a silica sand transportation facility in the city. (12/18/2012)
Minnesota's growing Latino population has been around long enough to put down roots, grow businesses and go through school, sometimes for generations. (12/14/2012)
Jhosi Martínez, estudiante de cuarto año de escuela secundaria, hace planes para la universidad, algo que hace 10 años hubiera sido casi imposible en su pueblo de Northfield, Minnesota. (12/12/2012)
High school senior Jhosi Martinez is making college plans, something that 10 years ago wouldn't have been likely in her hometown of Northfield, Minn. (12/12/2012)
A 16-year-old Rochester girl who was allegedly shot by her grandfather remains in critical condition at St. Marys Hospital. (12/11/2012)