Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

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)
There is no specific data that show exactly how many bilingual workers there are in Minnesota. And while demand for bilingual employees in Minnesota is far from a trend, there are some customer service jobs where language skills are a plus. (08/30/2012)
Thursday is move-in day at Minnesota State University in Mankato and thousands of new students will descend on campus to prepare for a new school year. In addition to student orientations and new roommates, they'll encounter a community reeling with disbelief, as the university's head football coach faces accusations involving child pornography. (08/23/2012)
The head football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato was arraigned Wednesday on charges of using underage people in a sexual performance and possession of child pornography. (08/22/2012)
For many Mayo Clinic patients, a trip to the doctor involves a day or two of back-to-back exams and then a trip back home. But for thousands of others, it means creating a home away from home at a stressful time. Here's one example. (08/21/2012)