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

Duke Mochama singing up MNSure.
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)
University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview
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)
As Monday's deadline to enroll in private health insurance through the state's online insurance website approaches, people who help consumers with the application process say business is booming. (12/12/2014)
Workers are contributing more for their own health insurance now than they did 10 years ago, a new report shows. (12/09/2014)
American Mfg Co. is the first Minnesota firm to win an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate on religious grounds. (12/05/2014)
MNsure officials say the departure this year of PreferredOne, the lowest cost and most popular health insurer selling plans, is a factor in the lower private health plan enrollment estimates. (12/03/2014)
MNsure wants millennials, people without children and men to become insured and comply with the federal health insurance mandate. (12/01/2014)
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)
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)