Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

With an eye to serving needs like technology services, adult education and historic preservation, school officials are asking the residents of Owatonna to approve a $23.8 million referendum. (10/24/2011)
Health officials have linked six cases of salmonella to contaminated organic eggs from an Owatonna farm. (10/20/2011)
There are only a handful of farms in the country that produce foie gras, and one is located in southeastern Minnesota. Fois gras -- or fattened duck liver -- is a delicacy. It's also the source of a long-running debate over whether the treatment of the ducks can be considered cruel. (10/10/2011)
Officials with the University of Minnesota, the Hormel Foundation and the Mayo Clinic signed an agreement Tuesday they say will improve medical research, particularly in the area of cancer research. (10/04/2011)
The Rochester School District is investigating a possible case of hazing involving several students at John Marshall high school. (09/30/2011)
In a money-saving move, the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission has voted to indefinitely suspend a controversial project to convert a boiler at the city's steam plant from natural gas to coal. (09/28/2011)
State officials will host the first of three open houses in southeastern Minnesota Wednesday to discuss new emerald ash borer infestations. (09/28/2011)
For more than three decades, gardeners at the Seed Savers Exchange have swapped and stored seeds from heirloom plants in an effort to preserve the genetic diversity of North America's plants. (09/21/2011)
Apple growers who sued the University of Minnesota and Lake City's Pepin Heights Orchard have agreed to settle a lawsuit over an exclusive licensing arrangement. (09/19/2011)
With obesity rates on the rise, hospital administrators are spending extra money to accommodate heavier patients. (09/14/2011)
Investigators are asking for the public's help identifying the mother of an infant girl found dead last week in the Mississippi River. (09/13/2011)
The Goodhue County Board is among the groups calling on the state's Public Utilities Commission to reconsider a wind project in southeastern Minnesota. (09/12/2011)
Goodhue County commissioners unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday night that will temporarily block a controversial kind of sand mining in the southeastern Minnesota county. (09/07/2011)
Minnesota is home to more than 1,000 movie screens. Some theater owners have converted to digital projection, but others are waiting, balking at the expense. (08/25/2011)
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., stopped by in Rochester Wednesday to highlight Mayo's research on Alzheimer's disease. (08/24/2011)