Tom Scheck

Tom Scheck

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
tscheck@mpr.org


Tom Scheck covers politics and government for MPR News. He joined MPR in March 2000. He previously worked in Muncie, Indiana as a reporter for Indiana Public Radio from 1996 to 2000. Scheck graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism and English. He is an avid runner who has finished five marathons, including two finishes at the Boston Marathon. He loves journalism, baseball and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tom Scheck Feature Archive

Chris Wright, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party
Their odds of winning are beyond long. But Chris Wright and Chris Holbrook are undeterred and determined to make their voices heard. (10/21/2014)
Ebola
No one in Minnesota now is suspected of having Ebola, but officials are working to create a hospital unit to isolate and treat future cases. (10/17/2014)
The Minnesota State Capitol
The GOP strategy to win the governor's race and control the Minnesota House is on full display in the western part of the state. (10/15/2014)
In a campaign and fundraising swing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he believes Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson can win. (10/13/2014)
The governor and his two challengers, Republican Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet, met Wednesday night in Moorhead. (10/09/2014)
For months, the campaign for governor has largely been about nothing, and that doesn't appear likely to change. (10/05/2014)
Gov. Dayton and his Republican and IP challengers disagreed on the state of the economy, the efficacy of health insurance exchanges, and the wisdom of copper-nickel mining. (10/02/2014)
After hearing of hours of testimony that oil shipping from North Dakota is slowing key parts of Minnesota's economy, state officials say they want to find ways to relieve congestion. (09/30/2014)
A St. Cloud contest offers a window into the tough environment for Democrats. (09/24/2014)
The governor pushes reforms but child protection advocates say more needs to be done. (09/22/2014)
The golden statue, placed on the Capitol in 1906, was last removed from the building in 1994. (09/22/2014)
Johnson is trying to capitalize on news that the state's online insurance exchange lost the insurer with the lowest rates. (09/19/2014)
In 2010, business groups spent heavily to support Republican Tom Emmer, but they have yet to step up for Jeff Johnson, this year's GOP candidate. (09/18/2014)
Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail this weekend after being indicted for child abuse. The allegations say Peterson used a tree branch, or switch, to punish his son. (09/14/2014)
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson has been easily re-elected in his Western Minnesota district since he first took the seat in 1990. But this year Republicans in Washington have targeted him for defeat. Peterson says he isn't backing away from the challenge. (09/12/2014)