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.

What a federal government shutdown means for Minnesota

A shutdown could sideline some of the nearly 17,000 Minnesotans employed by the federal government.

School resource officers may soon return to dozens of Minnesota campuses

The breakthrough paves the way for departments to usher officers back to school after weeks of concerns about a law restricting student restraints.

Seizure of Mike Lindell's phone didn't violate his constitutional rights, court says

FBI agents seized his phone last year in the drive-thru line at a Hardee's in Mankato, as part of a federal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Rep. Omar leading attempt to create federal office for missing and murdered Black women and girls

Omar's bill comes after Minnesota created the nation's first Office for Missing and Murdered African American Women and Girls.

Some police are leaving Minn. schools. It comes down to a two-letter change in state law.

What changed and why? We answer your questions.

Her family has ties to the man who created the Minnesota state seal. Now she'll help change it.

Kate Beane is one of 13 people who will approve the design of a new state flag and seal by Jan. 1.

Gov. Tim Walz sets Dec. 5 special election for open legislative seat

Former Rep. Ruth Richardson resigned earlier this month to focus on her work with Planned Parenthood.

Former Gov. Al Quie remembered for his 'deep humanity' and life of service

Hundreds attended his funeral Saturday or visited his casket as it lay in state at the Minnesota Capitol a day earlier.

Minnesota education activists, DFLers argue ban on student restraints needs to stay

Minnesota Republicans have called for a special session to repeal the measure that prompted several law enforcement agencies to pull out of schools.

Don't toss that letter from Montana. It could be your Minnesota tax rebate.

Paper checks are coming in from a vendor that the state has worked with in the past.