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

Governor: Race means high stakes for Jeff Johnson, GOP

A loss in the August primary could severely diminish the power of the party endorsement. A primary win without convincing moderate voters to leave DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November could shut out Republicans from the state's top office for years to come.

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 08:50 AM

Honour leads GOP cash race

Hopeful for governor spending his own money has as much cash as three rivals combined.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 11:28 AM

Minnesota campaign donations shifting to big bucks

The state’s suspension of refunds for small-dollar contributions is seen as one of the primary reasons.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Minnesota Capitol overhaul pulls the plug on television coverage

State broadcasting and interactive services are a casualty for now of multimillion dollar overhaul.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Gov. Dayton earned $352,601 last year, gave $10K to charity

Some GOP rivals are expected to release their info soon.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 08:54 PM

GOP gubernatorial candidate Johnson hospitalized

Governor hopeful had surgery to fix a perforated stomach and is recovering.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 09:47 PM

8 Minnesota counties will get federal aid after storms

President signed disaster declaration; governor submitting claims on rolling basis.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 09:24 PM

GOP Senate candidate McFadden's first ad sparks 'groin gate'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s first broadcast TV ad blossomed into what some in social media circles dubbed “groin...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Minnesota boosts budget reserves to a high of $811M

Fund is increased automatically when there are surpluses.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 06:03 AM

$32M in Minnesota public property flood damage — for starters

The damage reimbursed by a presidential declaration more than likely will apply only to public property — roads, bridges, parks and schools — and not homes. So homeowners, check your insurance policies.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 06:00 AM

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