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

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

Pawlenty shakes up staff at financial lobbying group

Changes at Financial Services Roundtable come at 14-month mark of his tenure as CEO.

Updated: December 08, 2013, - 07:02 AM

GOP’s Seifert makes a late leap into crowded governor’s race

The relatively late entry into the contest is a signal that Seifert, a veteran political strategist and tactician, believes the candidates who have been running for months have yet to lock down Republicans’ support.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 11:41 PM

$90 million for new Minnesota Senate building draws fire

Plans for a controversial new Minnesota Senate building that would include a reflecting pool, skylights and a fitness center drew a cool response from Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 11:38 PM

Politics of sex offenders have long vexed Minnesota leaders

Former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton now share one ma­jor head­ache: The vexing pol­i­tics of sex...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Dayton and a GOP challenger release tax returns

The governor, an heir to the Dayton department store fortune, paid about $90,000 in state and federal taxes last year.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 08:44 PM

Minnesota campaign finance regulators' database isn't adding up

Database errors worth as much as $20 million over past decade make it difficult to track flow of donations.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 10:42 PM

Brodkorb vs. Senate keeps it brief: Case is dismissed

A one-sentence court filing closed the GOP operative’s lawsuit that alleged sexual discrimination when he was fired after an affair.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 07:47 PM

In early picks, state GOP prefers Jeff Johnson for governor, Ortman for Senate

Straw polls give rankings for candidates seeking to unseat Dayton and Franken next year.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 07:02 PM

There's a rare forecast for top Republican primaries: Competitive

For Minnesota Republicans, next year’s calendar will have an unfamiliar look.First, there will be the usual endorsement battles, when a...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:40 PM

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