Tom Scheck Feature Archive

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is calling for a criminal investigation of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, following revelations that archdiocese officials knew about a priest's sexual compulsions for at least a decade before police arrested him for sexually abusing two boys. (09/23/2013)
Curtis Wehmeyer's eight years as a St. Paul priest are dotted with episodes of risky, sex-fueled behavior -- and the leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis knew all about it. Last year, the parish of Blessed Sacrament faced a horror: Wehmeyer was convicted for his sexual abuse of two teenage boys. (09/23/2013)
During Sunday mass, the Rev. Mark Huberty, pastor of the chuch, characterized an allegation that he had inappropriate contact with a woman as a "serious concern." (09/22/2013)
Attorneys for the Minnesota Senate have asked a federal judge to dismiss Michael Brodkorb's wrongful termination lawsuit against the Senate. (08/15/2013)
A committee looking at security at the state Capitol held a discussion today about whether people should be allowed to carry guns at the public building. (08/14/2013)
The St. Louis Park Democrat is the third member of his party to announce a bid to replace Mark Ritchie, who announced in June that he's not running again. (08/06/2013)
State Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, kicked off her campaign for the U.S. Senate on Saturday. Ortman made the announcement in Waconia, the heart of her Senate district. (08/03/2013)
The four Republican candidates for governor introduced themselves to a group of several hundred of the party faithful at an event last night in Moundsview. (08/02/2013)
Phil Villaume, the lead attorney representing Michael Brodkorb in his lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate, has withdrawn from the case because of an errant filing that released private documents to the public. (08/01/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is refusing to divulge where he and the state's top economic development official went last week to encourage a business to expand in Minnesota. (07/30/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is highlighting a study that projects property taxes statewide will go down in 2014. (07/30/2013)
For two decades, cities and counties have lobbied the Legislature to stop forcing local governments to pay sales tax on purchases. They argued that it's silly to require local governments to pay sales taxes that ultimately get paid through the property taxes they collect. The Legislature passed a law this year that exempts that sales tax starting on January 1. But there now appears to be some confusion over what is taxed and what isn't. (07/26/2013)
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 18 counties in Minnesota, making millions of dollars in federal aid available to help the state recover from June storms. (07/25/2013)
Five years after the narrowest of victories against incumbent GOP Sen. Norm Coleman , Sen. Al Franken re-election race nears. But so far, the only Republicans challenging him are a businessman with no political experience and a state lawmaker best known for bucking his party. (07/24/2013)
Governor Dayton is due back in Minnesota this evening after leaving the state this morning to convince an unnamed business to expand or relocate to Minnesota. (07/24/2013)