Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is making several stops throughout the 6th Congressional District Monday and Tuesday in what's being billed as an "energy tour." Her first stop Monday morning was in Stillwater, to present local officials with copies of the law authorizing construction of a new St. Croix River bridge. (04/09/2012)
Minnesota's redrawn 2nd Congressional District has a trio of Democrats weighing a challenge to incumbent U.S. Rep. John Kline, a Republican who could be more vulnerable than he has been in past elections because of redistricting. (04/06/2012)
After a slow start, the Republican U.S. Senate endorsement campaign in Minnesota is now in full swing. (03/29/2012)
Finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission last week showed Bachmann's presidential campaign was more than $1 million in debt as of Jan. 25 of this year. (03/26/2012)
Newly filed Federal Election Commission documents show Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's failed presidential campaign was more than $1 million in debt in the weeks following her decision to drop out of the race in early January. (03/23/2012)
Democratic small businessman Brian McGoldrick is entering the race for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District against Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. (03/22/2012)
Michael Brodkorb was fired after having an affair with the Senate majority leader and plans to file a complaint today that could be a precursor to a lawsuit, his attorney said. (03/21/2012)
A Minneapolis City Council committee takes up a proposal today Tuesday to sell the remaining undeveloped portions of the old Grain Belt brewery to a development company hoping to build apartments on the site. (03/20/2012)
State Sen. Mike Parry and former state Rep. Allen Quist are seeking the GOP endorsement to take on Walz in November. (03/19/2012)
Nolan ran unsuccessfully three times in the past for the state Legislature. She is the first DFLer to step forward to take on Bachmann. (03/09/2012)
The new 6th District she will be running in is considered even more conservative than the old one. And some Republicans seem to think Bachmann's unsuccessful run for president has helped -- not hurt -- her back home. (03/08/2012)
Freshman Republican legislator Kurt Bills of Rosemount has announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in Minnesota. (03/08/2012)
When a court panel redrew Minnesota's political boundaries, the greatest change came to the east metro area where tens of thousands of voters found themselves in a new congressional district. (03/05/2012)
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar officially has a new Republican challenger. Combat veteran Pete Hegseth joins one other Republican in a race to take on Klobuchar, a Democrat who is running for a second term. (03/01/2012)
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says House leaders have committed to bringing the Stillwater bridge project up for a floor vote as soon as Wednesday. (02/28/2012)