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

Online voter registration advances in Minn. House

Despite a controversial start, an online voter registration provision was approved by a bipartisan panel Tuesday.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Minnesota Legislature moves toward a $9.50-an-hour minimum wage

If the House and Senate can work out details, Minnesota is set to increase its minimum wage from one of the nation's lowest to one of the highest this year.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 05:25 AM

GOP's Minnesota legislative slate gets shake-up

Same-sex marriage vote hurt one lawmaker, while another decided to retire.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 08:25 PM

Minnesota Poll: Minimum wage hike popular, but $9.50 target isn’t

The poll found that 42 percent of Minnesotans say it’s time to increase the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour — a figure proposed by House leaders and supported by Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Minnesota Poll: Dayton approval rating at its highest

As re-election nears, more than half of voters give governor a thumbs-up.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 04:15 PM

Former VP Walter Mondale recovering from heart surgery

Former Vice President Walter Mondale had heart surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Wednesday.The surgery, which a statement said...

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 08:15 PM

Hotdish Politics: Despite the Minnesota caucus curse, caucuses continue

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s caucuses, the haunting cry went up among Minnesota politicos: Beware the curse of the straw...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:09 PM

Vice President Biden will visit Minnesota Feb. 19

The vice president will be in Minneapolis on Feb. 19 for a dinner at the Bachelor Farmer restaurant.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Small, passionate crowds turn out for caucus night in Minnesota

Party activists turn out on a cold night to shape party policies and make picks for the upcoming campaign.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Same-sex vote risk paid off for Minnesota House members

Some House members who voted in favor of Minnesota’s marriage equality law have at least doubled the cash they raised...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 10:24 AM

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