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.


Why is Wisconsin a swing state while Minnesota isn't?

A mix of political history, shifting economies, turnout and state policies have set the two states on diverging paths.


Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar again 'cancer-free' after procedure

The Democrat has touted the benefits of routine screenings since she was first diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.


Many millions lost. Is the Walz administration taking fraud and waste seriously enough?

Minnesota's legislative auditor questions if agencies and the governor's office are taking its recommendations seriously. The governor's office said agencies have implemented many of the auditor's suggestions, but sometimes "we may fundamentally disagree."


Mike Lindell's MyPillow facing eviction notice in Shakopee

The company owes its Pennsylvania-based landlord $447,603, according to a court filing, but Lindell says payment is being settled.


As Walz's national profile rises, he's in the middle of discussions about Biden's future

Minnesota's governor could be one of a few key players to choose a nominee if the president leaves the race after the August nominating convention.


Walz, Democratic governors to meet with White House after Biden's debate performance

The governor has defended Biden since the debate and thinks he should remain the nominee.


Walz: Biden 'had a bad night' in debate but should be Dems' nominee

Some Democratic members of Minnesota's delegation said the debate was "terrible" and the president needs to answer serious questions about his campaign.


Everything you need to know to cast your ballot in Minnesota's August primary election

The results of the primary will shape the candidate matchups that voters will choose from in November.


Judicial board reprimands Minnesota judge who tried to bar formerly incarcerated felons from voting

The reprimand is the second for central Minnesota Judge Mathew Quinn.


Minnesota has contested court races on the ballot this fall. But don't expect battles like Wisconsin's.

Several candidates filed to run in nine Minnesota judicial races this year — after only one contested race on the entire ballot in 2022.