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.


Democrats push abortion to the forefront in Minnesota governor's race

The party hopes abortion will galvanize their base in a challenging midterm environment.


Minn. abortion battle turns to November and the ballot box

Groups on both sides of the issue have been preparing to take their case to Minnesota voters. Abortion could now be a defining theme of the 2022 campaign.


Current and former Minnesotans remember life before Roe v. Wade

Less than 50 years ago, abortion was illegal in most states. Some Minnesotans remember it well.


Early voting has started in state's August primary: What you need to know

Voters can cast their ballot in person or by mail 46 days ahead of the Aug. 9 primary election.


With Roe overturned, Minnesota abortion opponents win a long-fought battle

Activism over decades elevated the issue to a fundamental tenet of the Republican Party.


Who was the first woman to serve in the Minnesota Legislature?

Minnesota didn't have just one trailblazing woman at the State Capitol. It had four.


State leaders reach impasse in special session negotiations

Senate Republicans said they don't plan to bring any more offers to the table, Gov. Tim Walz said.


Campaign check: Does Gov. Tim Walz own lake property in S. Dakota?

The governor's campaign says he currently owns no property, including in the state of Minnesota.


What Doe v. Gomez means for future of abortion in Minnesota

The 1995 ruling will be a target of abortion opponents trying to limit access to the procedure in Minnesota.


Report warns of Democratic losses in Midwestern 'factory towns'

The report says states such as Minnesota could become "far more red" if the trend continues.