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

Gay marriage support costs Republican Sen. Branden Petersen

State Sen. Branden Petersen’s district Republican executive board passed a vote of no confidence in him.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 08:38 AM

Gov. Dayton’s Minnesota Poll approval rating climbs to 57%

The poll shows that 57 percent of Minnesota adults give the DFLer high marks for his performance as governor, and in Hennepin and Ramsey counties that figure soars to 72 percent.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 12:51 PM

Franken not surprised by NSA revelations

Franken says the program has safeguards in place, but some information must be kept from the public.

Updated: June 10, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Court order allows some Brodkorb case matters to be kept confidential

Aspects of his suit against state Senate may be kept from public scrutiny, magistrate judge ruled.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Tom Emmer first to jump into newly open Sixth District race

Emmer’s return to electoral politics a week after Bachmann said she would not run for re-election brings new energy to a conservative district Republicans had feared they would lose.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 11:07 PM

Secretary of State Ritchie departing, setting off job scrum

Secretary of state was in the eye of multiple political storms during his eight-year tenure.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 10:48 PM

In calling it quits, Bachmann calls her future 'limitless'

In surprise announcement, Republican says she won’t run for fifth term in Congress.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:47 PM

Republican McFadden will challenge Sen. Al Franken

Republican Mike McFadden, an executive at the Lazard finance firm, announced Wednesday that he would run against U.S. Sen. Al...

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 09:12 PM

End of Legislative session means it's campaign time for politicians

Exhausted DFL and Republican legislators quickly turned their attention to voters around the state.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:01 AM

$2 billion tax plan wins final approval on deadline at Capitol

With five minutes in the 2013 legislative session to spare before the midnight deadline, the Senate voted 36-30 to pass a $2.1 billion tax bill that ushers in higher taxes on the wealthy and smokers.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 01:19 PM

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