Rachel Stassen-Berger

Reporter | State politics
Phone: 651-925-5046
Rachel E. Stassen-Berger covers state government and politics at the State Capitol in St. Paul.


Recent content from Rachel Stassen-Berger

Spending on Minn. legislative races has doubled in 10 years

A Star Tribune analysis shows campaign spending for House and Senate seats have doubled over the past decade, making Minnesota GOP Chairman Keith Downey, above, a living example of what can happen.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 09:13 AM

At fair, pols go to prove they're just like everybody else

A trip to the State Fair, all but a requirement for anyone running for office, lends candidates a human touch,...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Dayton: Make audit of Vikings stadium financing public

Question of who pays could be critical factor in that decision.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 07:26 PM

Aug. 20: Dayton, Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon may not be long-term team

Governor and Prettner Solon “don’t talk very often.” Her decision on seeking re-election could come at year’s end.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Dayton, GOP begin to state their cases for 2014 governor's race

Although Dayton won by the thinnest of margins three years ago, his political opponents acknowledge he will be difficult to beat. He has enjoyed strong approval ratings in recent polls and is buoyed by a strengthening economy.

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Former WCCO anchor Shelby will not run for Congress

Don Shelby had considered competing against Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 11:53 PM

Gov. Dayton: Farm equipment sales tax was a ‘very bad mistake’

Gov. Mark Dayton said he supports repealing a new farm equipment tax during a brief special session next month that he previously insisted would be limited to storm relief.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Minnesota group that pushed for voter ID pleads for cash

The nonprofit group that led last year’s failed voter ID constitutional amendment sent out a dire fundraising plea Tuesday, warning...

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Brodkorb attorney withdraws from case in wake of list's release

Phil Villaume withdrew after a list of legislators who allegedly had affairs was inadvertently made public.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:01 PM

Dayton set to leave on another mystery jobs trip

Gov. Dayton implores reporters to protect secrecy of his efforts to win new jobs for Minnesota.

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 08:51 AM

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