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.


Walz defends state's new immunization record app

A Republican critic called the new app "significant" government overreach.


Their fight against sex crimes helped cancel the statute of limitations

Asma Mohammed and Sara Super spent four years as volunteer lobbyists.


Senate Democrats elect Melisa López Franzen as leader

The three-term suburban senator takes over ahead of a critical election year.


Minnesota pandemic tax refunds start arriving Monday

More than 540,000 Minnesotans are eligible for a refund through the tax cuts.


Klobuchar says she was treated for breast cancer, urges exams

She says she underwent surgery and received radiation treatment, which went well. She is speaking out now to encourage others to not delay regular checkups.


Ex-GOP Senate leader Gazelka will run for governor in 2022

The four-term senator from East Gull Lake hopes his role as the lone conservative blockade to Democrats in state government is enough to unseat DFL Gov. Tim Walz next fall.


Republicans look to 2022 to break losing streak for governor

GOP hasn't won any statewide office since 2006.


DFL Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent stepping down

The three-term Democrat from Woodbury will not seek re-election next fall.


Sen. Michelle Benson jumps into Minnesota governor's race

The four-term GOP senator from Ham Lake is the first woman to announce a run for governor next year.


Minnesota D.C. delegation flooded with requests to help loved ones in Afghanistan

Lawmakers and their staff have been thrust into the complex evacuation efforts.