Reporter | Politics and Government

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.

Minnesota legislators push task force to explore legalizing psychedelic medicine

The proposal has bipartisan backing for its potential to treat trauma and PTSD.

Minnesota House passes interstate transgender refuge bill

DFL supporters say bill would ensure state serves as a refuge for trans people.

Minnesota House passes transgender refuge bill

The proposal protects people traveling to Minnesota for gender-affirming care from legal repercussions.

What's passed and what's still to come at the Minnesota Legislature this year

From recreational marijuana to tax cuts, we track the major bills at the State Capitol.

Walz draws contrast between Minnesota and GOP-led states

The DFL governor said he wants to offer Minnesota as the alternative to conservative restrictions passing in other states.

Gov. Tim Walz wants to end child poverty in Minnesota. What would that take?

The administration is proposing a new state agency and a suite of tax changes to help tackle the problem.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz boosts money for local government in revised budget plan

The governor's revised budget would spend an additional $1 billion during the next two years.

Holocaust survivor pushes for genocide curriculum in schools

At age 99, Dora Zaidenweber pleaded with Minnesota legislators to pass the bill and make sure future generations know about the Holocaust.

Minnesota lawmakers pushing ranked-choice voting for all state, federal races

Proposals moving in House and Senate would create a task force to recommend how to use the system statewide.

Minnesota bill moves forward to name a stretch of Hwy. 5 for Prince

If passed, the highway dedication sign would be the pop star's signature purple color.