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

Gov. Mark Dayton's new budget calls for more Department of Human Services funding to help DHS cover its share of MNsure's expenses. (01/28/2015)
Medtronic headquarters
Twin Cities-based Medtronic is expected to officially become an Irish enterprise on Monday. (01/26/2015)
The Bloomington City Council is set to vote Monday on a proposed one-year moratorium barring medical marijuana production and sales facilities in the city. (01/25/2015)
The distinction of the state's highest smoking rate now belongs to adults ages 25 to 44 years old, with 19 percent smoking, according to the Minnesota Health Department. (01/22/2015)
File early, file electronically, says state revenue commissioner. (01/19/2015)
MNsure says people who want health insurance coverage that will take effect Feb. 1 need to sign up by the end of Thursday. (01/15/2015)
While convenience was the impetus for retail clinics, their relatively low cost is fueling their growth. (01/12/2015)
The additional money will be used to make website improvements and smooth the transfer of data to insurance companies, officials said. (01/07/2015)
MNsure says 31,159 people enrolled in private 2015 health plans through the end of last year. The agency needs 67,000 enrolled in commercial plans to make its budget work. (01/05/2015)
Now, Obamacare money will help buy health care for those too poor to shop on the MNsure exchange. (12/31/2014)
Even as e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, they may also hook kids on nicotine. (12/25/2014)
Although MNsure has seen more people apply for insurance, one insurance company representative complained that the agency has not provided it with data to enroll people in health plans. (12/18/2014)
Total enrollment in public and private health plans through MNsure jumped 32 percent between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, the exchange says. (12/17/2014)
Fairview will make case-by-case exceptions to the flu policy for what it calls "compassionate" reasons. (12/16/2014)
MNsure officials say they've extended until Dec. 20 the deadline to enroll in a health plan for coverage starting Jan. 1. Some Minnesotans have been frustrated trying to sign up. (12/15/2014)