Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Minnesota's population is getting older, and that's changing the way nurses think about their education. (05/14/2012)
Two southeastern Minnesota teenagers have killed themselves in the past two weeks. While the cases are very different, the suicides prompt an outpour of grief and discussion about bullying. (05/10/2012)
More than 500 National Guard members woke up at home this morning for the first time in more than a year. In the next few months, they'll reclaim their civilian lives. (05/02/2012)
Winona County's three-month moratorium on silica sand mining expires today and officials there expect to receive permit applications for new operations as early as mid-week. (05/01/2012)
Family and friends are mourning the death of Nicholas Dickhut, 23, of Rochester, who was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan Sunday. (04/30/2012)
The Faribault Hot Shots and the Wanamingo Bulldogs, the state's two self-described "granny" basketball teams, will host two Iowa teams Saturday in Minnesota's first granny tournament. (04/27/2012)
Centro Campesino, the southern Minnesota organization that helps migrant workers, is among a handful of nonprofits across the country that have lost funding from a branch of the U.S. Conference of Bishops because they are at odds with Catholic Church's position on birth control. (04/24/2012)
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)