Annie Baxter

Annie Baxter

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
abaxter@mpr.org


Annie Baxter is a senior business reporter at MPR. She covers the economy, with a special focus on labor market and housing issues. She came to Minnesota Public Radio as a general assignment reporter in 2003, after reporting on the arts at Chicago Public Radio and interning on This American Life. Annie has covered business for MPR since 2007. She's garnered more than a dozen awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. Her reports can frequently be heard on national programs such as Morning Edition and Marketplace. She has an MA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and an MA in Comparative Literature from SUNY Buffalo.

Annie Baxter Feature Archive

Dr. Lowell Gess and his granddaughter
Lowell Gess, 93, won't play an active role treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. But he will bring medicine and moral support to the country he calls his second home. (11/23/2014)
Some students of West African descent are struggling with their classmates' fears and unfunny barbs about the virus. (11/11/2014)
Peter and Mariatu Andersen
Peter Andersen and his family left Sierra Leone for Minnesota in October. Today, they emerged from a three-week incubation period with no signs of Ebola. (11/04/2014)
They reminded the community how the virus is spread and cautioned against travel to affected countries. (10/26/2014)
The gunman boarded a bus on Penn Avenue and got in an argument with a passenger. (10/25/2014)
Minnesotans in foreclosure can sometimes walk away from the process with tens of thousands of dollars -- but only if they know how the system operates. (10/19/2014)
Professional and business services led all sectors in September job growth, state officials said. (10/16/2014)
While openings hit a 13-year high, lower wage sectors drove the growth; many were for part-time work. (10/09/2014)
A Twin Cities-based nonprofit is training workers to sell their skills with a 30-second summary elevator pitch. Listen to what that sounds like. (10/08/2014)
Homebuilders sought fewer building permits in September than they did a year ago, a sign that there are not buyers for medium-priced homes. (09/30/2014)
The funding comes at a time when manufacturers have been complaining about a lack of workers with advanced skills. (09/29/2014)
A lawsuit alleged Minnesota-based Guidant Corp., which was bought by Boston Scientific in 2006, withheld licensing payments it owed to the inventor of technology used in an implantable defibrillator. (09/25/2014)
A home is considered "under water" when the borrower owes more on the mortgage than the home is worth. (09/25/2014)
The sandwich chain says hackers stole credit and debit card data this summer. (09/24/2014)
For years, loans were the answer to the question, "How do we pay for college?" Many families don't see it that way anymore. (09/24/2014)