Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

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)
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working with more than a dozen community organizations in southeast Minnesota to keep immigrants and refugees from developing common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. (01/30/2012)
An Australian company that harvests and processes carp for Asian and European food markets will open its first U.S. facility in Wabasha Friday. (01/20/2012)
Samantha Castro Flores, 10, is one of the nearly 40 percent of Latino children in the U.S. that are overweight or obese. Although Latino children who immigrate to the U.S. with their parents have lower rates of obesity than their U.S.-born peers, their risk of obesity increases the longer they live here. (01/16/2012)
About 300 students stayed home from Century High School in Rochester Wednesday after officials received a bomb threat at the school. (01/11/2012)
Winona County officials will vote on whether to temporarily block a controversial kind of sand mining. (01/10/2012)
The state's purchase of a 454-acre property expands the Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in southeastern Minnesota, adding limestone cliffs and two miles of trout streams. (01/07/2012)
Brian Wunderlich is among the roughly 2,700 members of the Minnesota National Guard on duty in Kuwait. His wife, Margarita , says his presence is missed - especially during the holidays. Staying in touch isn't easy, but the effort makes their marriage strong. (12/29/2011)