Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

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)
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)