Reporter | Politics and Government

Briana Bierschbach is a politics and government reporter for the Star Tribune.

Bierschbach has spent the last decade covering Minnesota politics for various publications, including MPR News and MinnPost. She started her journalism career in college at the University of Minnesota's campus newspaper, the Minnesota Daily, where she covered city hall. Bierschbach also has worked at the Pioneer Press, the Associated Press and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In her spare time, she teaches a class on state government at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and spends time with her husband, dog and two cats.


GOP recruited pot-party candidate to 'pull votes' from DFLer, he said

Recording left by a deceased marijuana candidate says he was recruited to be a spoiler in Second District race.


'Only conservative Democrat left': Minnesota's Collin Peterson bets on record in re-election fight

The Blue Dog Democrat finds himself increasingly isolated from his party as Republicans spend millions to unseat him.


Northern Minnesota congressional race reflects shifting political allegiances

DFL opponent Nystrom focusing on health care.


Shifting Iron Range politics may not be enough to boost Trump in Minn.

Trump focuses on support in region, but population trends are against him.


Surprise candidate in Second District U.S. House race

It’s not exactly how anyone imagines they’ll become a candidate for office. No news conference. No fancy rollout or fresh headshots. No, Paula Overby’s entrance…


Trump campaign cuts back on ads in Minnesota

Campaign appears to be shifting resources to major potential swing states such as Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.


Trump, Biden rev up Minnesota campaigns while facing the virus

In the final month, both sides have been forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic in new and surprising ways.


Prominent Minnesota Republicans in quarantine from Trump visit

Trump held an indoors fundraiser in the Twin Cities and an outdoors rally that attracted thousands to the Duluth airport on Wednesday.


Trump seizes on conservative group's claim of fraud in Minneapolis election

Looking at "harvesting" allegation in council election would fall to MPD, Hennepin County.


Supreme Court battle 'lit a fire' under Minnesota women ahead of the election

Both sides in the ideological divide are mobilizing around the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.