Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

The Minnesota Republican convention gets underway this morning in St. Cloud. While the main order of business is to endorse a candidate for the U.S. Senate race, the influence of presidential candidate Ron Paul will be felt throughout the two-day event. Paul's Minnesota supporters say they're in a "position of power" in the state's GOP Party. (05/18/2012)
Delegates to the state Republican convention will endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate on Friday. MPR News is looking at what each of the candidates is proposing to do about the nation's budget deficit. Today, it's state Rep. Kurt Bills' turn. (05/17/2012)
Delegates to the state Republican convention will endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate later this week. MPR News is looking at what each of the candidates is proposing to do about the nation's budget deficit. Today, it's Army National Guard Capt. Pete Hegseth's turn. (05/16/2012)
As Severson campaigns to convince Republicans he's the one they should choose to run against Klobuchar, he lists federal government agencies he says the constitution never authorized and that should be shut down. (05/15/2012)
News that Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has become a Swiss citizen is generating a great deal of water cooler discussion. The Minnesota congresswoman confirmed her dual US-Swiss citizenship to a Swiss television news crew this week. (05/09/2012)
The companies say the deal will help SAGE expand into international markets. (05/09/2012)
Rochester officials are hoping they still have a chance to get more than $30 million from the state Legislature to expand the city's Mayo Civic Center. (05/04/2012)
Supporters of Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul will be well represented at this year's Minnesota Republican Convention, when the party endorses a candidate to run against DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar. (05/03/2012)
Political newcomer Jim Graves says he is confident he can defeat Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 6th Congressional District. (04/24/2012)
Ron Paul supporters will dominate Minnesota's delegation to the Republican National Convention this summer. (04/24/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann is wrapping up an overseas trip where she and other members Congress met with military and diplomatic officials in Afghanistan. (04/23/2012)
Southern Minnesota Republicans will gather in Mankato Saturday for the 1st District Republican convention, where one of the main orders of business will be to endorse a candidate to run against DFL U.S. Rep. Tim Walz. (04/20/2012)
Unlike her last re-election effort when the tea party was coming into its own and Rep. Michele Bachmann was a rising star, she's now an unsuccessful presidential candidate with more than $1 million in campaign debt hanging over her head. (04/18/2012)
Rick Santorum won the straw poll at the Minnesota caucuses back in February, when it seemed like many Republicans were looking for a more conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. Experts say a lack of enthusiasm will be more of an issue in other states. (04/12/2012)
Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was at the Fast Break Gas Station in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Tuesday morning pumping fuel into several vehicles and highlighting the relatively high price of gas. (04/10/2012)