Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Amish families fear the burgeoning silica sand mining industry in southeastern Minnesota could harm their way of life. (07/05/2012)
The wild parsnip is in bloom. The wildflower may be pretty, but touch it with bare skin and you'll get painful blisters. State DNR officials and conservation groups are trying to remove the invasive plant in parts of southeastern Minnesota. (06/22/2012)
As more elderly patients visit Mayo Clinic each year, their presence creates a huge ripple effect in Rochester's economy, boosting business for a variety of businesses. (06/18/2012)
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett may have lost a historic recall election against Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's hotly-contested election Tuesday. But in La Crosse County the Democrat prevailed. (06/06/2012)
Officials say a car driven by an 11th grade student rear-ended a school bus shortly before 3 p.m. today near New Prague. No students were injured. (06/04/2012)
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that high doses of the herb American ginseng helps patients fight cancer-related fatigue. (06/04/2012)
Both political camps in the southwestern Wisconsin county are ramping up efforts in this final stretch of the campaign to recall Gov. Scott Walker. (05/30/2012)
The metal is used to make everything from pipes and wires to circuit boards and electromagnetic motors. The thieves are taking just about all those things from recycling centers, empty storefronts and cemeteries in cities and town across the state. (05/28/2012)
Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate graffiti spray-painted onto the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester. (05/23/2012)
A Mayo Clinic research team is back in Minnesota after a study on Mount Everest. (05/14/2012)
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)