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.


MN GOP memo: Abortion is a 'protected constitutional right'

The memo marks a shift in tone from the party on abortion and comes as Democratic attacks continue.


How to apply for and cast your absentee ballot

The convenience of voting ahead of time is expected to remain popular.


Minnesota Poll: More than half oppose overturn of Roe v. Wade

In the poll, 52% of respondents said they don't agree with the June ruling that overturned Roe.


Poll: Walz leads GOP opponent Jensen in race for governor

The governor's approval rating has ticked upward, while President Biden's remains underwater in Minnesota.


Group of moms attempts to reverse ruling on Minnesota abortion restrictions

A judge rejected another attempt to intervene from Traverse County.


TV ads on abortion, schools flood airwaves in Minn. governor's race

Abortion is featured in ads from both sides, as candidates try to define the top issues in the race.


Suburban women weigh crime, inflation, abortion in midterms

The critical voting bloc helped elect Joe Biden two years ago, but Republicans say they're making inroads.


Campaign check: Did 80% of students miss fewer than 10 days of class during pandemic?

Gov. Tim Walz's office said he was referring to the 2021-2022 school year in a recent interview.


Minnesota State Fair attendance rebounds in 2022, but no records

Two incidents of gun violence marred the event's final weekend.


Minnesota GOP candidates weigh abortion stance: 'Lines are more clearly drawn'

Democrats are calling it a top issue this cycle, attacking GOP opponents in news conferences and ads.