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Nora Eckert

Nora Eckert

Investigative Reporter

Nora Eckert has previously worked with NPR, The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. She’s reported on national investigations into jail suicides, how climate change disproportionately affects the urban poor, the spread of coronavirus in nursing homes and the race for artificial blood. She joined the Post Bulletin team in January 2021 as their investigative reporter.


Overdose deaths increased 38% in Minnesota from 2020 to 2021, and hit new highs across the nation.
Organ Failure: Part three of a Post Bulletin investigation into the organ transplant field, based on more than 60 hours of interviews with industry leaders, staff and researchers.
In the second installment of a three-part series, using more than 60 hours of interviews, the Post Bulletin examines why Minnesota organ procurement group LifeSource is under federal investigation for low performance and conflicts of interest.
Organ Failure: In the first of a three-part series, using more than 60 hours of interviews, the Rochester Post Bulletin explores why organ procurement organization LifeSource is underperforming and under investigation.
The passenger who died in this single-vehicle crash was not wearing a seatbelt.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections implemented policies to increase access to language translator services after the Post Bulletin reported a Spanish-speaking inmate died in his cell without having translation services during medical check-ins before his death.
The Sullivan family auctioned off a 1972 John Deere tractor to raise awareness and funding for leukemia research.
The delta variant has been detected in 90% of specimens sequenced since June 20, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health.
The 63-year-old was pronounced dead Tuesday, July 27, 2021, after civilians attempted CPR on her for about 15 minutes.
Linda Christopherson was denied the chance to give her husband a kidney by Mayo's transplant team when she didn't pass an initial review. Now, after weeks of advocating on their behalf, she was deemed a match for him. Her donation gives them a second chance at life together.