Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

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)
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)