Mark Zdechlik

Mark Zdechlik

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
mzdechlik@mpr.org


Mark Zdechlik covers politics for MPR News. He began his MPR career in 1986 while attending St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Over the past nearly two decades, Zdechlik has been involved in covering virtually every major news story in the region. Zdechlik's radio stories have been recognized with numerous awards from organizations including The Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Northwest Broadcast News Association.

Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Law enforcement officials say today, which some call "Blackout Wednesday," is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. (11/26/2014)
HealthPartners said it will be the largest freestanding neuroscience center in the Upper Midwest, and will bring together several types of neurological care. (11/21/2014)
A New York State snowgrader moves snow.
Organizers are scrambling after trucks carrying supplies for Holiday Lights in the Park got stuck on the interstate. (11/21/2014)
MNsure's CEO Scott Leitz says many more people have signed up for private health plans in the first few days than in the online exchange's first two weeks in 2013. (11/19/2014)
Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace began its second year largely without problems. But the operation likely will face a much tougher test next month. (11/17/2014)
Sen. Al Franken won re-election much more quickly than his first election six years ago. (11/04/2014)
Democrats wasted no time in denouncing the Republican attack ad, which they said amounts to fear mongering. (11/03/2014)
In the 8th District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican Stewart Mills have been targeted by television ads largely funded by groups that are not connected to the campaigns. (10/31/2014)
The two are scheduled to meet Sunday, Nov. 2 for one final debate before the Nov. 4 election. (10/26/2014)
He would leave most health care insurance decisions up to states, including whether to require people to buy health insurance. (10/22/2014)
Former President Bill Clinton asked young voters to break the pattern of low turnout for Democrats in midterm elections. (10/10/2014)
On gun rights, health care and military involvement in the Middle East, the two candidates are miles apart. (10/07/2014)
Republican Mike McFadden accused U.S. Sen. Al Franken of voting with the president 97 percent of the time. Franken accused McFadden of misrepresenting his record. (10/01/2014)
Republican Tom Emmer has the money and name recognition. DFLer Joe Perske is trying to compensate by reaching out to voters in the state's conservative 6th District. (09/25/2014)
Minnesotans no longer need to explain why they're voting absentee instead of on Election Day. (09/19/2014)