Tom Scheck Feature Archive

Oil cars on a BNSF train were burning Wednesday near Heimdal, N.D. No injuries were reported. Gov. Dayton said the accident reinforces the need to boost Minnesota's rail safety. (05/06/2015)
If Minnesota lands the 2020 game, it will mark the third major sports event in a row hosted at the new Vikings stadium, which already has plans to host the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four. (05/05/2015)
Top GOP and DFL lawmakers are deeply divided on a budget deal despite a huge surplus. As a crucial deadline approaches, the specter of a shutdown looms. (05/01/2015)
The Senate bill would raise gas taxes and add a Twin Cities metro-area sales tax to pay for transit. Republicans oppose the plan. The two parties also differ on tax policy. (04/27/2015)
Gov. Mark Dayton said Republicans appear bent on using a wrecking ball to tear down gains made by Democrats the past two years. Republicans acknowledged the need to compromise. (04/21/2015)
State Senator Sheran is working to forbid public access to some information on birth certificates -- information that has been open to the public for more than a century. (04/18/2015)
The push to cut taxes with the surplus rather than spend it is putting many committee chairs and politically vulnerable Republican House members in a tough spot. (04/17/2015)
State officials have ruled out a direct public subsidy, but the plan soccer executives laid out Tuesday was viewed as modest and possible. (04/14/2015)
In Minnesota, DFL leaders think Hillary Clinton's path to the Democratic nomination is so clear that they are recruiting female candidates for state and local offices. (04/14/2015)
Freed from the political pressures of a coming election, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's ready to battle it out on issues he views as crucial to Minnesota's future. (04/09/2015)
Republicans want to cut $1.1 billion from health and human services to spend on tax cuts, education and transportation. Health care officials say that may harm needy Minnesotans. (04/06/2015)
GOP election wins in rural Minnesota have lawmakers in both parties looking to weaken environmental laws tied to agriculture. A key plan by Gov. Dayton faces stiff resistance. (03/31/2015)
The renovation of the century-old building is threatening to run $30 million over budget, state officials advised lawmakers Friday. (03/27/2015)
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 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)