Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came out swinging at the Republican National Convention, listing off what he called one bad decision after another by President Barack Obama, from the health care overhaul to choosing Joe Biden as his vice president. (08/30/2012)
Eight months after she left the presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann still retains a celebrity-like following. Using that, she whipped-up support among fellow Republicans for the Romney-Ryan ticket and downplayed any notion of another presidential run in the future. (08/29/2012)
As the Republican National Convention celebrates the nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, some of Minnesota's delegates say uniting behind the nominees is wishful thinking unless the Romney campaign starts to make serious overtures to them. (08/28/2012)
The Republican National Convention is set to convene Monday but will immediately recess until sometime Tuesday afternoon because a massive tropical storm named Isaac is churning in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. (08/27/2012)
As Isaac moves through the Gulf of Mexico, tens of thousands of visitors to the Tampa area in town for the Republican National Convention are watching and waiting to see what happens with the tropical storm that's expected to become a dangerous hurricane. Among them is a contingent of Minnesotans. (08/26/2012)
In a three-way race for the U.S Senate, Rep. Kurt Bills barely topped 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary election. (08/17/2012)
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)