Elizabeth Baier Feature Archive

Aid for Minnesota livestock farmers who have lost nearly a million acres of alfalfa this year is being requested from the federal government by Gov. Mark Dayton. (06/17/2013)
A new program designed to serve healthy, locally grown food to young children kicks off on Monday at 62 child care centers around Minnesota. (06/17/2013)
Mayo Medical School is one of 11 medical schools across the country to each receive a $1 million grant from the American Medical Association to help transform the way medical students are trained. (06/15/2013)
Two Kasson, Minn. residents are asking a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the demolition of the city's historic public school building. (06/14/2013)
Fergus Falls city officials have agreed to allow a developer from Georgia to convert a vacant regional treatment center into a $41 million facility featuring apartments, a hotel, a gym, and restaurants. (06/13/2013)
Union officials say cuts to the IBM workforce made this week are affecting employees at the Rochester facility. (06/12/2013)
It's been a difficult spring for thousands of dairy farmers across the Midwest who rely on protein-rich alfalfa to feed their cows. (06/05/2013)
A mixed-used project is planned for development just a few blocks away from Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The downtown project will help diversify the dining, housing and recreational options that some say are needed to attract even more residents and visitors. (05/31/2013)
Crowds of runners and spectators are expected in Rochester this weekend for the city's Med City Marathon. (05/25/2013)
With approval of taxpayer support for Mayo Clinic's "destination medical center" are questions about how the money will be spent, its effects on Rochester and a timetable for development. (05/23/2013)
Cyclists often hunt for smooth, rural roads to ride on. Emphasis here on 'smooth.' This weekend, more than 1,000 cyclists from around the country and Europe will pound the winding, backcountry roads just south of Rochester in a 100-mile race called Almanzo. The event has become one of the nation's premier gravel road events and the route will take riders on some of the region's most rugged and unforgiving roads. (05/17/2013)
The divisive vote on same-sex marriage could be an indicator into how some parts of the state are changing politically. (05/14/2013)
Two of the most logical places where the Mayo Clinic might expand would be Florida and Arizona, where existing campuses are growing steadily. (05/08/2013)
Two bills that would help the Mayo Clinic develop its planned $5 billion expansions are making their way through the Minnesota Legislature this session. (05/02/2013)
State lawmakers say if the Mayo Clinic is going to expand in Rochester, more of the money will need to come from city and county residents. Lawmakers have asked Rochester to more than double its share of local taxes committed to the project, bringing the city's contribution to $128 million. It's unclear how much Rochester residents are willing to pay to help Mayo expand. (04/23/2013)