Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

It's been a wild week in the Republican primary race in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District. But what about the issues? (08/10/2012)
A week from Tuesday, Democrats in northeastern Minnesota will decide who will run against Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in November. (08/06/2012)
The Democratic National Committee's "platform drafting committee" will begin putting together their party's national political platform in the Twin Cities over the next three days. (07/27/2012)
It's been a busy summer so far for Gov. Mark Dayton. Since we last spoke to him in March, northern Minnesota has flooded, he returned from a trip to China and the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the health reform law. (The Daily Circuit, 07/16/2012)
Some Minnesota businesses involved in wind energy production are urging Congress to extend the wind energy product tax credit, which expires at the end of the year. (07/02/2012)
In previous contests, the Democratic effort to unseat John Kline was a tough challenge in this district that was solidly Republican. (06/27/2012)
Most Minnesota Republicans heading to this year's national convention are first-time delegates, and they're finding out that the trip will cost them thousands of dollars. Some are looking for unconventional ways to cut their convention expenses. (06/21/2012)
Republican-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills is confident he will prevail in the August primary. (06/08/2012)
David Carlson says he's challenging the Republican-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate because he thinks State Representative Kurt Bills' tie to Ron Paul will make Bills unelectable in a general election. (06/08/2012)
The DFL Party formally backed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's re-election campaign on Saturday. (06/03/2012)
Over the weekend Minnesota Democrats endorsed U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's bid for re-election. Klobuchar is one of the most popular senators in the country, and despite Republican claims she's vulnerable, political analysts agree she's a virtual shoo-in for re-election. (06/03/2012)
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been endorsed for a second term by Democratic Party activists gathered in Rochester for their state convention. (06/02/2012)
President Barack Obama spent much of today in Minnesota, where he called on Congress to act on his plan to create jobs. Obama focused on one particular item: the creation of a "Veterans Jobs Corps," which would find jobs for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in law enforcement, fire departments and other civilian occupations. (06/01/2012)
Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack filed his official paperwork Wednesday morning with the Minnesota Secretary of State to run for re-election. (05/30/2012)
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills said Tuesday he no longer supports eliminating all foreign aid in the U.S. budget, as he had called for in previous weeks. Instead, Bills said he supports a freeze on foreign aid at $5 billion a year. (05/29/2012)