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.


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

On Super Tuesday, some rules are different from other state elections.


Heading into Super Tuesday, many Minnesota voters unhappy with Biden-Trump rematch

Early ballots aren't surging as voters feel uninspired by a rerun of 2020.


Minnesota has $3.7 billion surplus; officials warn against spending it all

They said a potential shortfall of about $1.5 billion could occur in the coming years if lawmakers don't leave some of the surplus on the bottom line.


Group encourages Minnesota Democrats to vote 'anything but Biden' on Super Tuesday

They hope to push him toward supporting a cease-fire in Gaza.


Gov. Tim Walz signs fix for $350 million error in last year's tax bill

Republicans are also pushing for a fix in the bill to help businesses.


Rice County officials have spent years battling groups over voting machines

The County Board chair fears staff could quit heading into the 2024 election season.


Her tax rebate check from Minnesota bounced. Here's what happened.

Checks reissued by the state late last year expired in February.


Do Minnesotans run for president more often than people from other states?

Residents of the state have played an outsized role in presidential politics — but have never won the presidency.


What's passed and what's yet to come at the 2024 Minnesota Legislature

From cannabis to sports betting, we track the major bills at the State Capitol this session.


'Trans refuge' law draws some to Minnesota, and providers are struggling to meet the demand

More than 150 people responded to a survey to say they're moving to the state.