Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

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)
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum will soon represent Stillwater and is one of the biggest opponents of the bipartisan St. Croix bridge proposal. She says redistricting isn't changing her position. (02/23/2012)
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said she has spoken to Gov. Mark Dayton about his concern that without federal action soon, funding for a new St. Croix River bridge could be in jeopardy. (02/21/2012)
High approval numbers for the Sen. Amy Klobuchar haven't deterred her three Republican challengers, who include former state Rep. Dan Severson, St. Bonifacius City Council member Joe Arwood and Anthony Hernandez. (02/17/2012)
Congress is scheduled to vote today on a bill to extend a payroll tax holiday. Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann tells MPR News she plans to vote "no" on the bill. (02/17/2012)
Before Gov. Mark Dayton delivers tonight's state of the state speech, some Minnesotans were asked to assess the government's performance. Many were there is still unhappiness over the situation at the state Capitol. (02/16/2012)
To understand why Minnesota Republicans rejected Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential preference straw poll, it pays to look at who attended the GOP caucuses. (02/08/2012)
Republicans in Minnesota will have their first chance to weigh in on the presidential election tonight, when the party will caucus in precincts across the state. (02/07/2012)
Still riding high from his decisive win in Florida's Republican primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney didn't seem bothered a bit when a supporter of same-sex marriage threw glitter on him at the beginning of his Minnesota rally. (02/01/2012)
While Michele Bachmann has some work to do to clear up the books of her presidential run, some think her her failed campaign will only help her fundraising as she seeks re-election to Congress. (01/31/2012)
One of the most hard-fought campaigns for Congress in Minnesota this year will be the battle for the 8th District in the northeastern part of the state. (01/18/2012)