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

Stone work
The renovation of the century-old building is threatening to run $30 million over budget, state officials advised lawmakers Friday. (03/27/2015)
Harvesting wild rice
The old sulfate standard poses a problem for mining, and the MPCA says it isn't the best way to protect wild rice. (03/25/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton
Gov. Mark Dayton is siding with U.S. Steel and Iron Range legislators who say a standard on how much sulfate companies can discharge into wild rice water is too high. (03/24/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend $343 million of the budget surplus on universal all-day preschool. He said that would help make sure all children are prepared for kindergarten. But not everyone agrees with that approach. (03/20/2015)
Uber's general manager said Thursday the legislation is unreasonable and would result in higher rates for users. The insurance industry insists Uber drivers are riskier than others who drive for fares. (03/19/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Democrats want to spend far more than Republicans on transportation, a divide that if not closed could be a key campaign issue in 2016. (03/17/2015)
Now that most employers are adding jobs, state lawmakers and the governor are focusing on a host of ideas and programs designed to ensure that Minnesotans are ready to work. (03/13/2015)
Blaming Gov. Mark Dayton and Democrats for increased taxes, Republican Party Chair Keith Downey says in an ad that the Legislature should distribute the $1.9 billion surplus to taxpayers. (03/10/2015)
The federal inquiries, revealed in court-filed documents, indicate the investigation of Community Action of Minneapolis, its former CEO Bill Davis and its board is much broader than initially disclosed. (03/06/2015)
There was no talk of back stabbing Thursday as the governor and Senate majority leader teamed up to slam Republicans over paying for roads and bridges. (03/05/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton, whose family founded Target, wants to meet with Target's CEO to discuss coming layoffs and the company's commitment to Minnesota. (03/04/2015)
MPCA officials warned that a bipartisan push at the Capitol to ease state water pollution standards could lead the federal government to assert control of water rules. (02/24/2015)
The MPCA had planned to release proposed sulfate standards for U.S. Steel's Minntac plant this month, but decided to wait for a state study on sulfates and wild rice. (02/19/2015)
State legislative leaders say they've reached a deal with Gov. Mark Dayton on the controversial pay increases for 26 commissioners and agency chiefs. (02/19/2015)
Privacy advocates are pushing to allow Minnesota voters to decide whether their electronic communication should be protected from unreasonable search and seizure. (02/16/2015)