Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

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)
Earlier this year, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the law, which allows only 30 percent of the homes on a block to be rental properties. A group of Winona homeowners appealed the decision, arguing it's not the city's job to limit the number of homeowners who want to rent their properties. (05/20/2014)
No oil freight traffic goes through Rochester, but the city is central source for haz-mat response in southeastern Minnesota and Mayo Clinic has a vulnerable population of patients, said U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who hosted the meeting. (05/15/2014)
Witnesses identified Shelley as the man suspected of punching 24-year-old Isaac Kolstad and knocking him to the ground, though Shelley told police he did not hit anyone, according to the complaint. (05/14/2014)
Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault in connection with a weekend fight that left another man severely injured. (05/13/2014)
Prosecutors say the teenager outlined his plan for a school attack in a 180-page journal. He was arrested at a storage locker that authorities say contained bomb-making materials, and had numerous guns in his room. (05/12/2014)
Some of the clinic's five most-important medical contributions are relevant even today, says Mayo Clinic museum director Matt Dacy. (05/09/2014)
Two of the state's Amish communities use that stretch of Highway 52 regularly. That's prompted the Minnesota Department of Transportation to take more of an old-school approach, delivering letters to Amish homes rather than texts or email. (05/07/2014)
Parents, students and school officials filled a Waseca auditorium last night to hear how the district would respond to the case of John LaDue. According to court documents, the 17-year-old LaDue told police he was planning to kill his family and as many students as he could with a homemade explosives and guns. (05/03/2014)
The arrest came Wednesday night after the Waseca Police Department and members of the Bloomington bomb squad executed search warrants at a residence and storage facility in Waseca. (05/02/2014)
E-cigarettes are perfect for vaporizing illegal drugs and that has federal and state officials increasingly concerned. (04/28/2014)