Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Although about 40 percent of the garbage Minnesotans throw away is organic and compostable, the state captures only about 4 percent of the waste through organics recycling. (01/17/2014)
A fatal shooting that killed two people in rural Olmsted County on Monday was a murder-suicide, authorities say. (01/07/2014)
During a hearing on Monday, officials from the Diocese of New Ulm told the judge that the list should remain secret. They moved to dismiss a nuisance claim that demands the diocese disclose the names. (01/06/2014)
Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was hospitalized at Abbott Northwestern Hospital Saturday afternoon after becoming short of breath, according to Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson. (01/04/2014)
The owners of the Red Wing Stoneware Company expect to close on a deal Friday to purchase Red Wing Pottery. (12/27/2013)
Driven by federal budget cuts, groups next week will close three dozen of the state's 502 congregate meal sites, most of which are in Greater Minnesota. (12/27/2013)
Head trauma combined with memory impairment may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests. (12/26/2013)
The roughly $150 million project will rehabilitate the existing Winona bridge across the Mississippi River, and also add a second bridge. (12/21/2013)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona has named 14 priests accused of sexually abusing minors. (12/16/2013)
About two hundred people gathered at the Cathedral of St. Paul for a public memorial service to honor the late Nelson Mandela Saturday. (12/14/2013)
The lawsuitalleges the diocese and the religious order were negligent in supervising the Rev. Francis Markey, who was in the diocese in 1984. The plaintiff claims Markey abused him when he was a boy at St. Andrew Parish. (12/12/2013)
Five months since 17 cities in southeastern Minnesota received sales tax dollars from neighboring Rochester for economic development projects, much of the money remains unspent, even at a time when public budgets are tight. Some officials say they don't want to rush to spend it. (12/11/2013)
The law comes a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroid injections infected more than 700 people and killed 64 nationwide. (12/07/2013)
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped at a Minneapolis toy store Saturday to encourage holiday shoppers to spend money at small and local businesses. (11/30/2013)
Event organizers say it's a time to celebrate the growth of the Hmong community in Minnesota and the recent election of two Hmong-American city council members in St. Paul and Minneapolis, (11/30/2013)