Tom Scheck Feature Archive

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Phil Villaume, the lead attorney representing Michael Brodkorb in his lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate, has withdrawn from the case because of an errant filing that released private documents to the public.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)
DFL Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are recommending President Obama nominate attorney Andrew Luger to be the next U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. (07/23/2013)
Former state Rep. Phil Krinkie is running for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District. Krinkie will officially announce his bid for Congress at the Sherburne County fair tomorrow in Elk River. (07/19/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for federal disaster relief after the late June storms. (07/17/2013)
Minnesota's Legislative Auditor is raising questions about how well the state's accounting system is working. (07/17/2013)
State Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, says she's strongly considering a run for governor but isn't ready to announce anything soon. Rosen didn't say when she'll make a final decision. (07/12/2013)