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

First-term Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen no schmoozer

In first term as House speaker, Thissen tackles challenges with a fact-based style.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Hotdish Politics: Dayton campaign repays state for political use of resources

Over the past year, Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign has repaid Minnesota $4,700 for his political use of state resources.The...

Updated: April 21, 2013, - 08:32 AM

Senate: Time to raise pay for Minnesota's lawmakers

Legislative pay would go up 35 percent by 2016 under proposal.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 05:30 AM

Rep. Bachmann says claims of impropriety about her 2012 campaign 'not true'

Addressing the legal and ethical questions swirling about her 2012 campaign personally for the first time, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann...

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 09:08 PM

April 8: Fairview/Sanford merger meets with wide dissent in Legislature

Bills would put moratorium on out-of-state suitors, blocking the Sanford Health bid for Fairview.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 09:59 PM

Minnesota Republican Party elects a new chair

Denouncing the rise of factions, newly elected leader vows to revive a debt-burdened party that has lost clout in the...

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 08:58 PM

Minnesota pension funds turn to state for help

Plans to prop up firefighter, police and teacher funds could cost $36 million a year.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 10:48 AM

Two Democrats plan to run against Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline

One is the founder of the CaringBridge website, the other a former state representative whom Kline defeated last year.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 11:58 PM

David Lillehaug picked for Minnesota Supreme Court

Prominent DFL attorney David Lillehaug will don the black robe of a Minnesota Supreme Court justice in June, adding a longtime Democratic partisan’s voice to the high court’s Republican-appointed majority.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 10:45 PM

Minnesota lobbying reports show big spending by business groups

New report says teachers union spent second largest amount to lobby legislators.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 11:49 PM

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