Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has made public a registry of sensitive crops to help prevent accidental pesticide damage. (04/18/2012)
Eric Kerska will officially complete his mission as commander of the Minnesota National Guard 1st brigade Combat Team's 34th Infantry Division in Kuwait on Monday. When he comes home, his wife, Tina, will welcome him into a home that has changed a lot in his absence. (04/16/2012)
Alvin Carter left St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester today with a lifeline strapped to his back. Inside a backpack is a portable device that keeps the artificial heart in Carter's chest beating. (04/12/2012)
About 100 Red Bull soldiers are stateside Thursday after a year-long deployment with the Minnesota National Guard. (04/05/2012)
Cathy Wurzer talks with reporter Elizabeth Baier about the latest news out of southeastern Minnesota. (04/05/2012)
The mild winter means more deer survived the season in good shape. But for many farmers getting ready to plant this year's corn and soybeans, a growing deer population means more crop damage. (04/04/2012)
One of the biggest challenges for many of the 2,700 members of the Minnesota National Guard who will arrive home beginning in May from Kuwait will be learning how to present their experience in a way employers will find useful. (03/29/2012)
A proposed high-speed Zip Rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities could generate nearly $1 billion a year, according to a report released by the Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. (03/26/2012)
The book is based on the true story of two male penguins who hatch and raise a baby chick. Rochester school Superintendent Michael Munoz acknowledged that he and two board members failed to follow district policy when they recently decided to pull the book. (03/21/2012)
A one-year moratorium on frac sand mining in Winona gives officials time to study the issue, but some city residents wonder how well equipped leaders are to make the decisions ahead. (03/20/2012)
About 60 people attended a public hearing in Winona, Minn., on the city's decision to approve a one-year moratorium on new silica sand mining within city limits. (03/20/2012)
General Mills has joined Mayo Clinic's Healthy Aging and Independent Living consortium. (03/15/2012)
Winona city officials held an emergency meeting this week and passed a one-year moratorium that temporarily bans any new or expanded silica sand mining operations within city limits. (03/15/2012)
Officials in several west central Minnesota counties have been flooded with mailings from imprisoned polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. (03/14/2012)
Silica sand mining has drawn widespread condemnation among environmentalists and others since energy companies discovered it helps extract oil and natural gas from the ground. (03/12/2012)