Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

The law comes a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections infected more than 700 people and killed 64 nationwide. (12/07/2013)
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped at a Minneapolis toy store Saturday to encourage holiday shoppers to spend money at small and local businesses. (11/30/2013)
Event organizers say it's a time to celebrate the growth of the Hmong community in Minnesota and the recent election of two Hmong-American city council members in St. Paul and Minneapolis, (11/30/2013)
Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say hunters registered 143,000 deer during the regular firearms season. (11/29/2013)
An Olmsted County judge has said a Rochester wig shop owner can stay in her current location despite efforts by her landlord, the Kahler Hotel, to evict her. (11/26/2013)
As a "navegador," or health navigator who speaks Spanish, Charlie Mandile is a trusted figure in Latino communities in the Faribault and Northfield areas. Around the state, advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to inform hard-to-reach populations about MNsure and the opportunity to obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act. (11/26/2013)
The layoffs are all in the health system's transcription services and will affect employees in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Lake City, Owatonna and Red Wing, Mayo said. (11/22/2013)
Two months after the largest fire in recent Winona history destroyed the city's Islamic center and damaged several other historic downtown buildings, members of the mosque are looking for a new place to call home. (11/22/2013)
Residents of Olmsted and Dodge counties now have several new health insurance options on MNsure, the state's online health insurance marketplace. (11/19/2013)
Under the new rules, health insurance plans must offer the same amount of coverage for mental health and substance abuse claims as they do for other physical diseases. (11/18/2013)
Two state agencies in charge of regulating the silica sand mining industry are creating a new advisory committee. (11/16/2013)
Sand is the crucial ingredient in the oil and natural gas extraction process known as fracking, and there are large deposits of it in the steep bluffs along the Mississippi River. But demand for sand has dropped. (11/10/2013)
Sturdy footwear is suggested for today's groundbreaking for the state's second Veterans Cemetery in southeastern Minnesota. (11/08/2013)
A construction worker fell about 40 feet while working Wednesday on a portion of the I-90 bridge over the Mississippi River in southeast Minnesota. (11/06/2013)
Competition from bigger retailers and foreign manufacturers is forcing the owner of Red Wing Pottery to find a buyer for the iconic stoneware company or shut it down by year's end. (11/05/2013)