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Briana Bierschbach

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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Briana:

Longtime Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni, who battled ALS, dies at 69

Former hockey player pushed in his final session at the Capitol to boost funding for ALS research. → Read More

Leigh Finke poised to make history as Minnesota's first transgender legislator

Finke is among a record 11 LGBTQ candidates running for the Minnesota Legislature this fall. → Read More

Dozens of primaries shape next Minnesota Legislature

Republican lawmakers faced challenges from the right, while Democratic incumbents went head-to-head after redistricting. → Read More

Tim Walz, Scott Jensen easily win primary races, setting matchup for governor in fall

The candidates have been attacking each other for months in a race that's expected to draw national attention. → Read More

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips calls for 'dynamic' new candidate for president in 2024, not Joe Biden

The second-term DFL congressman is one of the first members of his party to bluntly call for a different nominee. → Read More

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison won't appeal ruling overturning abortion restrictions

Minnesota's attorney general said he has a duty to consider the broader public interest. → Read More

Gov. Tim Walz promotes plan to expand Minnesota's economy over the next decade

The plan proposes sweeping state policy changes and investments to boost participation in the workforce. → Read More

Minnesota State Patrol plans more 'high intensity' patrols this weekend

Minnesota State Patrol officers made nearly 1,500 arrests last weekend in the metro area in an effort to crack down on crime. → Read More

Minnesota Supreme Court hands privacy victory to sexual assault victims

The ruling will help protect communications between sexual assault counselors and people who come to them for help. → Read More

As deadline approaches, nearly 1 million Minnesotans have applied for hero pay

The application period closes on July 22, but not everyone who applies may be eligible. → Read More

Minnesota abortion battle turns to November and the ballot box

Groups on both sides of the issue have been preparing to take their case to the ballot box. → Read More

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. → Read More

Early voting starts Friday 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. → Read More

Walz continues to outraise Jensen in Minnesota governor's race

The latest campaign finance reports ahead of the Aug. 9 primary show Democratic incumbents for constitutional offices largely outraised Republican hopefuls. → Read More

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

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

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Minnesota Legislature to lose 600 years of experience

Nearly a quarter of the current Legislature is not running again this fall. → Read More

Republican primary set in Minnesota attorney general race

Several congressional districts will also see contested primaries after Tuesday's candidate filing deadline. → Read More

What did — and didn't — get done at the Minnesota Capitol this legislative session

Legislators left plenty of work on the table as they negotiate a possible special session. → Read More