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

Hot Dish Politics: Political refund program returns

Hey, Minnesotans, “can you spare $50 for a few weeks?” House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt asked.His pitch, on a mailing...

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 05:33 PM

Secrecy is Job 1 on this jobs trip by Gov. Mark Dayton

Dayton is off to parts unknown on a quest to bring jobs here. One former official said confidentiality is often needed to get “an at-bat” with a company.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:27 AM

List surfaces of lawmakers who Brodkorb believes had affairs

Names of legislators who the fired Senate employee claims had affairs were on a legal document posted briefly on a...

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 12:12 PM

Minnesota DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler's 'Uncle Thomas' tweet ripped

State Rep. Ryan Winkler apologizes for bashing Clarence Thomas.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 10:28 PM

Mills Fleet Farm executive to vie for Congress

Stewart Mills III won Internet fame for a video he released in January defending gun rights.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 07:23 PM

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

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