Skip to main content.

Elizabeth Baier's blog posts

posted 04/19/2012

Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of mostly-Mexican immigrants have settled in the state in the last decade, and much of that growth has happened outside of the Twin Cities in smaller communities like Rochester, Worthington and Faribault.

posted 07/22/2011

With the help of a National Health Journalism fellowship, I will be working on a series of stories that focus on food and immigrants in rural Minnesota. In particular, the stories will examine the social, economic, cultural and psychological factors influencing food consumption practices among Minnesota’s newest rural immigrant communities.

Elizabeth Baier's Blog

Latinos are the fastest-growing minority group in Minnesota. Tens of thousands of mostly-Mexican... more »
posted 04/19/12
With the help of a National Health Journalism fellowship, I will be working on a series of... more »
posted 07/22/11

Elizabeth Baier's Work

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working with more than a dozen community organizations to keep immigrants and refugees from developing common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

Inside a crumbling trailer in Northfield, Samantha Castro Flores shows off a closet bursting with clothes. Sometimes she can't find a size of pants that fits.

Walk into the kitchen of Eugenia Delgado's home in Faribault, and you'll see a dinnertime battle about to play out. When Delgado insists that her son eat some vegetables, he tells her he doesn't want broccoli.