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

In uphill battle for Senate seat, Bills is driven to 'stop the debt'

Three weeks out from Election Day, he has little money, no television ads and only a few campaign workers, but he's not nearly out of steam.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 03:14 PM

Fired Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb tells of 'palace coup'

Michael Brodkorb said that state Senate Republicans were more concerned with politics than propriety when they fired him after he had an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 02:09 PM

Defense cuts could cost Minnesota 4,000+ jobs

Nearly $350 million a year is at risk if automated spending cuts kick in.

Updated: October 11, 2012, - 10:52 PM

Hotdish Politics: Whither or wither the IP?

The Minnesota Independence Party was once a model for third-party success.

Updated: October 09, 2012, - 10:14 AM

Minnesota Poll: Klobuchar has healthy lead in Senate race

First-term U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has support from a wide range of voters while her opponent, Kurt Bills, still lacks name recognition.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 10:40 AM

Nov. 8, 2011: Minnesota Poll: Marriage amendment divide is deep

48 percent in the Minnesota Poll said they favored amending state Constitution to allow marriage only between a man and a woman.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 01:10 PM

Minnesota Poll: State voters favor Obama over Romney

President is strong in urban areas and among women; Romney leads in suburbs and with independents.

Updated: September 26, 2012, - 01:05 PM

Klobuchar, Bills elbow to be more flexible

Incumbent Amy Klobuchar and GOP challenger Kurt Bills both said they want a budget built on compromise.

Updated: September 18, 2012, - 08:15 PM

Dayton renews call for higher taxes, more spending

Additional money is needed for education and infra-structure projects, he said in talk at U.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 09:47 PM

Point by point, Clinton's rousing speech makes case for Obama

The popular ex-president returned to spotlight with animated speech in support of the Democratic agenda.

Updated: September 06, 2012, - 11:03 AM

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