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

Audit: Dayton misused plane

Gov. Mark Dayton broke state law by bringing a campaign staffer along on the state plane for a 2012 trip to promote DFL candidates, according to a long-awaited audit which said the rules are not well defined.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 05:33 AM

Dayton's $1 billion wish list faces wary legislators

The infrastructure-laden bonding proposal must navigate gantlet of GOP lawmakers leery of increasing state’s debt.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Minnesota campaign finance data errors reach $26 million

The Star Tribune's analysis turned up $20 million in problems. Regulators found an additional $6 million in an extra year of digging.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 09:55 AM

Former Minnesota House Speaker Rod Searle dies at 93

Republican led the House through rare ’78 power split.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Minnesota political spending concentrated in few hands

More than half of $53 million spent in state in recent years came from just three dozen sources. Among the DFL heavyweights are Alida Messinger, above.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 03:32 PM

Reporters compete to get budget numbers

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger offers a behind-the-scenes look at how times have changed with fetching state budget forecast numbers.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 11:40 AM

State regulators fine DFL Senate campaign $100,000

The penalty, one of the largest levied, is for breaking a ban on coordination with candidates.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Lawmakers probe problems with state campaign finance data

Legislators demand donation records be made accurate and transparent.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 10:58 PM

Jokes pile up deeper than snow in D.C.

A few flurries — even the threat of a few flurries — bring Washington, D.C., to its knees and bring...

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Hot Dish Express: GOP moves HQ to Mpls.

The Republican Party of Minnesota is moving its headquarters from the shadow of the Capitol to the Seward neighborhood in...

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 12:20 PM

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