Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

E-cigarettes are perfect for vaporizing illegal drugs and that has federal and state officials increasingly concerned. (04/28/2014)
Winona city officials confirm they've found the emerald ash borer within city limits. (04/19/2014)
The players said they wanted better communication between team, the coaches and administration about changes in the coaching situation. (04/17/2014)
Starting today, the westbound I-90 off-ramp to Highway 61 will close for drivers traveling west from La Crosse, Wis., to Minnesota. (04/15/2014)
If it reverses Winona County's decision and requires a more detailed review of the Nisbit mine, mining likely would have to stop the project while a more in-depth review is conducted. (04/10/2014)
While listening to music won't repair a damaged brain or bring back total memories, it can provide stimulation to pieces of those feelings, said Ron Petersen director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic. (04/08/2014)
State transportation officials will launch a series of workshops later this month to gather public input on how to improve bicycling in Minnesota. (04/05/2014)
Three Republicans are seeking the party's endorsement to battle Walz for the 1st Congressional seat. (04/05/2014)
Over the next two decades the city is expected to grow by 32,000 residents, in part because of Mayo Clinic's $5 billion plan to remake its flagship campus. The plan includes $327 million in state aid, largely to fund improvements to public facilities in the city. (03/31/2014)
Southeastern Minnesota has plentiful groundwater sources, but the geology in the region makes some of those sources vulnerable to contamination. So cities deal with the challenge by looking for clean water and urging conservation. (03/20/2014)
The voluntary standards address a wide range of issues, including the effect of mining operations how they transport sand on air quality, noise level, roads and bridges. (03/19/2014)
The 200-page document addresses a wide range of issues, including air quality, noise monitoring, storage, road and bridge impacts, and setbacks from homes. It's meant to be a guidebook that local leaders can use to regulate silica sand mining in their communities. (03/19/2014)
Crews have placed oil-absorbing booms and sandbags along railroad tracks in southeastern Minnesota to soak up oil that leaked out of a tanker car last month. (03/14/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting this Wednesday to discuss deer population goals for southeastern Minnesota. (02/17/2014)
A $5 billion plan to remake the Mayo Clinic campus is underway. While some developers and investors look toward that growth with anticipation, soaring real estate prices have forced other Rochester businesses to consider moving out of downtown or fork over a lot more money to stay in the district. (02/09/2014)