Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

The new screening test will be available to Mayo Clinic patients in Rochester by early October. (08/25/2014)
Minnesota is home to more than one billion ash trees -- more than any other state in the country. (08/20/2014)
For doctors, dentists and other health professionals there are ethical issues to consider before sending out a tweet or accepting a friend request. For some, navigating the virtual and real worlds can be a challenge, as well as a risk. (08/20/2014)
Winona Police Chief Paul Bostrack says police are concerned about public safety as well as respecting the flag. He says flags have been burnt while attached to houses with people inside. (08/15/2014)
Three influential Republicans are trying to push aside the GOP pick for the right to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. (08/12/2014)
Residents are concerned about access, land rights and safety issues, said MnDOT Spokeswoman Mary McFarland Brooks. (08/09/2014)
Senior housing construction is growing quickly in Rochester. Instead of focusing on sprawling housing developments in the Sun Belt, some builders are trying to lure older people who want to live in smaller communities -- and be close to their doctors. (08/05/2014)
District Judge Gerald Wolf on Monday threw out four charges of attempted first-degree murder against LaDue, concluding that prosecutors failed to show the teen made a "substantial step, beyond mere preparation" toward committing the crimes. (07/30/2014)
John LaDue, 17, was once charged with planning to kill his family and bomb his school, but a judge has dismissed the most serious of those charges. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Elizabeth Baier about the community's reaction after the judge's order. (07/30/2014)
A day after a Waseca County judge dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old charged with planning to kill his family and as many students as he could at his high school, the boy's father said he doesn't believe his son would have carried out the plan. (07/29/2014)
Federal, state, and county officials are currently evaluating possible routes for a the proposed Zip Rail service's 100-mile corridor that spans seven counties. (07/27/2014)
Shawn Afryl, 22, had recently transferred to Winona State University from the University of Illinois. He joined the Winona State team this summer and enrolled as a social studies teaching major. (07/22/2014)
A judge is expected to decide this week whether to release the medical records of a Mankato man critically injured in an assault that brought the arrest of a former University of Minnesota quarterback. (07/21/2014)
Fixing the 70-year-old bridge will benefit Minnesota and Wisconsin along the river corridor, said Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle. (07/18/2014)
Mayo Clinic is the best hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking. (07/15/2014)