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

Measuring walleye
Some resort owners and legislators say they doubt the DNR had sound reasons for closing the walleye season early on that lake. (08/04/2015)
The first of three increases in the state's minimum wage begins today. (08/01/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton wants a special session.
The prospect of a shortened walleye season on Mille Lacs means big trouble for resort owners, says Dayton, who's holding a town hall meeting on the issue today in Isle, Minn. (07/31/2015)
Competitive bidding helps save taxpayers $650 million, but two care providers will take a big hit. (07/28/2015)
Bill Austin started out wanting to be a doctor. Instead, he launched a hearing aid company that has become the fifth largest in the world and now focuses his passion on giving away hearing aids to those without access to them. (07/24/2015)
Starkey Hearing Foundation raises millions with its celebrity-studded annual gala fundraiser. It uses some of the money to give away hearings aids all over the world. But some goes to the charities favored by Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other celebrities it enlists. (07/24/2015)
The presidential candidate will be in Rochester Thursday morning. (06/29/2015)
Concerned about the national perception of police, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association says a new public relations campaign will highlight the work officers do in their communities. (06/28/2015)
The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission held its first public hearing on body cameras this morning. (06/27/2015)
Father John Bauer said releasing the details of the internal investigation into Nienstedt is imperative if the archdiocese will be able to move forward. (06/27/2015)
In St. Paul, some worry that the museum's $13 million request could force out other city projects when state lawmakers write a public works bill next year. (06/25/2015)
A jobs and energy budget bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton cuts rates for mining companies, paper mills and steel mills in northern Minnesota. But residential and small business rates will rise. (06/17/2015)
Hebda will take on all responsibilities of leading the archdiocese following Nienstedt's resignation. He will fill the role until Pope Francis appoints a new, permanent archbishop. (06/15/2015)
Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche resigned Monday after prosecutors charged the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with having failed to protect children from a pedophile priest. (06/15/2015)
The fate of an already fragile budget deal is in further question Friday afternoon, after the Minnesota Senate failed to pass a controversial agricultural and environmental budget bill. (06/12/2015)