Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Three Houston County residents have filed separate ethics complaints against a county zoning official one week after commissioners backed away from a ban on silica sand mining. (03/11/2015)
The ordinance would have made the county in far southeastern Minnesota the first in the state to ban the practice. (03/03/2015)
Mayo Clinic is working with a concierge service to bring more Chinese patients to Rochester. It's also planning a new venture to serve health providers in China. (03/03/2015)
Minnesota may become a national leader in helping foreign-trained physicians to practice in the United States. Proposed strategies include dedicating spaces for those doctors in medical residency programs. (02/27/2015)
There were no injuries reported but Minnesota Department of Transportation officials were anxious to remind drivers to give the plows plenty of room to work. (02/25/2015)
The carrier started operating between the two cities in September. But airport officials say that flight will end April 9, when the carrier re-routes the crew to Minneapolis. (02/24/2015)
If approved, the ordinance would make Houston County the first county in Minnesota to ban the practice. (02/19/2015)
If approved, the ordinance would regulate how close mining operations can come to communities. It would include silica sand, which is used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. (02/18/2015)
Every Wednesday, pastors and volunteers at Bethel Lutheran Church near downtown Rochester wait for people to roll down their window and ask for a prayer to go. (02/11/2015)
Lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to address how Somalis can safely send money back to their home country. (02/07/2015)
Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, added new anti-fraud measures Friday after Minnesota and other states reported a rise in fraudulent filings. (02/07/2015)
Authorities discovered thousands of images of child pornography on the computers, smart phones and tablets of the Rochester residents. The charges stem from a 10-month investigation. (02/06/2015)
The company, based in Houston, Minn., is moving into the first phase of an environmental impact statement for a silica sand mining operation in the region. (02/04/2015)
The Gaylord Police Department and the Sibley County Sheriff's Office have settled a lawsuit filed by attorneys for a woman who believes she was racially profiled in 2012. (01/30/2015)
Several dozen Rochester jobs were lost in the company's latest round of cuts, an IBM workers group estimates. (01/29/2015)