Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

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)
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)
Latino children who immigrate to the U.S. with their parents have lower rates of obesity than their U.S.-born peers, but 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)