Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Officials confirm that commercial fishermen caught a silver carp and a bighead carp in the Mississippi River near Winona. (03/05/2012)
More than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, Latinos are entrepreneurs, and that tendency has been increasing. Nearly a quarter of all new entrepreneurs in 2010 were Latino, according to the Kauffman Foundation. (03/05/2012)
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are studying the effects of old age in what they call a "living lab." (03/01/2012)
On Wednesdays, Morning Edition checks-in with one of our reporters who is based outside the Twin Cities. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Elizabeth Baier in Rochester about a few stories she's covering in southeastern Minnesota. Baier has been following the moratoriums several southeastern Minnesota counties have passed as they figure out how to regulate silica sand mining in the region. Companies are looking at the sand to help in the oil and natural gas industry. But now there are bills in the Minnesota House and Senate that would limit these moratoriums. (02/29/2012)
Union officials say cuts to the IBM workforce made Monday and Tuesday are affecting employees at the Rochester facility. (02/28/2012)
Clinic officials announced today they will use that financial boost to move forward with several construction projects across the health system. (02/23/2012)
An investigation is underway in the town of Blue Earth near the Iowa border after a home invasion left one man dead and three women seriously injured. (02/20/2012)
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says 2011 was the fifth consecutive year that violent crime dropped county wide. (02/20/2012)
The first HMO to enter the Minnesota market since 1998 will offer health coverage in four southeastern counties. (02/16/2012)
Mayo Clinic researchers estimate the hospitalization costs for underage drinking in the U.S. is about $755 million each year. (02/16/2012)
About 30 people gathered outside a sand transportation facility in Winona Monday afternoon to protest the sand mining industry. (02/14/2012)
Minnesota farmland is increasingly luring companies that want to explore the earth beneath the soil. But some residents want to preserve the land and its current agricultural use. (02/09/2012)
Ahead of Tuesday's caucuses, Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum visited Rochester, Minn., Monday morning. (02/06/2012)
Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum criticized his rival Mitt Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts for its similarities to the new federal health care policy changes. (02/06/2012)
For the last few months, thousands of crows have swarmed downtown Rochester, congregating in nearby parks, scavenging trash bins and leaving a blanket of droppings on sidewalks and parked cars near the Mayo Clinic. (02/01/2012)