Tom Scheck Feature Archive

No one is quite sure who will win and go on to challenge DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November. The four major candidates -- Jeff Johnson, Scott Honour, Marty Seifert and Kurt Zellers -- don't differ much on the issues so they've been using their experience to highlight their differences. (08/11/2014)
For years, Minnesotans could only vote early if they could provide a legally valid excuse, such as being outside of the district on Election Day. (08/06/2014)
Deputy Minority Leader Jenifer Loon was one of five Republicans in the Legislature to vote for a bill last year legalizing same-sex marriage and that's made her the target of a Republican challenger, Sheila Kihne. (08/03/2014)
Each of the four Republican candidates for governor wants to make major changes to MNsure, which their party has criticized since its inception. (07/17/2014)
Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, is in the process of liquidating his assets to pay more than $900,000 in debt he owes to the federal government, credit card agencies and a past business partner. Chief among Nienow's debts is a loan he and his wife secured through the U.S. Small Business Administration. (07/11/2014)
Minnesota Democrats are using some remarks Jeff Johnson made about Wisconsin to rile up opposition to the Republican endorsed candidate for governor. Johnson told a tea party group recently that he'd like to implement Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's policies here. That has Democrats upset, but Johnson isn't backing down. (07/10/2014)
The Republican candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State says concerns about improprieties in a Minnesota House primary election campaign validate his call to change the voting system. (07/09/2014)
This year Republicans are talking economy, not social issues. (07/07/2014)
Initial estimates show that the state will be eligible for federal funds to rebuild. (07/01/2014)
State finance officials announced today that they deposited $150 million into the state's budget reserve - strengthening Minnesota's budget standing in case of an economic downturn. The state's total budget reserve is $811 million. (07/01/2014)
The court on Monday ruled that thousands of Illinois home health care workers cannot be required to pay fees to cover collective bargaining costs. (06/30/2014)
With Minnehaha Falls as the backdrop, President Barack Obama launched a two-day trip to the Twin Cities on Thursday with an hour-long town hall meeting in Minneapolis, designed to boost the spirits of people frustrated with nation's still sluggish economy -- and of Democrats uncertain about their prospects in the midterm elections. (06/27/2014)
Democrats think a visit from President Barack Obama will fire up their base and motivate rank-and-file DFLers to vote in November. Republicans, on the other hand, say Obama's visit will be a boon to their candidates, as his poll numbers sink and many Americans see the country as heading in the wrong direction. (06/26/2014)
Former Republican Gov. Al Quie is backing former state Rep. Marty Seifert's campaign for governor. The Seifert campaign made the announcement this morning. (06/25/2014)
With Minnesota's primary election about six weeks away, the four Republican candidates for governor have been busy raising money and reaching out to voters. But there's a big question hanging in the air: Will the summertime primary will generate much interest among voters? (06/23/2014)