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

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

Franken leads in Senate money race

Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken raised $12 million in preparation for what is expected to be a tough fight to...

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 05:31 PM

Dayton raises $1.1 million for re-election campaign

Campaign manager says total includes no personal funds.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 08:56 PM

GOP House leader Kurt Daudt thwarts 'no confidence' vote

Republicans in Kurt Daudt’s district cite his trouble with the law in Montana, lack of fiscal conservative leadership.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 11:55 PM

Effort to raise state's minimum wage could hinge on DFL Senate

Gov. Dayton calls the wage hike one of his top priorities for the year, and has said the state’s current minimum wage -- $6.15 an hour -- is “ridiculously low.” But the proposal is getting a cool reception in the DFL-controlled Senate.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 06:28 AM

Minnesota Republican Party pays debt down to $1.2 million

The party is on the rebound after moving to much less expensive digs and repaying $800,000 of $2M owed.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Dayton on audit: 'I wish we would never make mistakes but we're human”

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday acknowledged that he erred by taking a campaign employee along on a state airplane...

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 09:01 PM

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