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 Republicans cite natural immunity in debate over COVID vaccine mandates

Scientists and public health experts say vaccines provide the most consistent protection against the virus.


Klobuchar, bipartisan group travel to Ukraine as Russian threats escalate

The Minnesota Democrat said there's bipartisan support for sanctions if Russia attacks.


Minnesota U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber launches bid for third term

The Eighth District Republican said Democrats' control of Washington isn't working.


Minnesota's 2022 political dates to watch

Ahead this year: the legislative session, endorsing conventions, elections and more.


First round of infrastructure spending heading for Minnesota bridge projects

Minnesota leaders said they expect $60 million in federal funds to flow into the state this year to help plan for major bridge projects.


Election year could complicate Gov. Tim Walz's agenda

The first-term governor remains optimistic a historic surplus could help spur compromise at the Capitol.


Minnesota Senate GOP unveils redistricting proposal

Their congressional map could make the Second District more competitive for Republicans.


MnDOT commissioner tapped to lead Minneapolis public works

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has led Minnesota's transportation department for three years.


Gov. Tim Walz reflects on ongoing fight against COVID and his own case

Nearly two years into battling the pandemic, the governor sees a potential new chapter ahead with the omicron variant surge.


Court hears arguments in redistricting case before release of new state maps

The five-judge panel is expected to release new maps on Feb. 15 if the Legislature gridlocks.