Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Workers are contributing more for their own health insurance now than they did 10 years ago, a new report shows. (12/09/2014)
American Mfg Co. is the first Minnesota firm to win an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate on religious grounds. (12/05/2014)
MNsure officials say the departure this year of PreferredOne, the lowest cost and most popular health insurer selling plans, is a factor in the lower private health plan enrollment estimates. (12/03/2014)
MNsure wants millennials, people without children and men to become insured and comply with the federal health insurance mandate. (12/01/2014)
Law enforcement officials say today, which some call "Blackout Wednesday," is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. (11/26/2014)
HealthPartners said it will be the largest freestanding neuroscience center in the Upper Midwest, and will bring together several types of neurological care. (11/21/2014)
Organizers are scrambling after trucks carrying supplies for Holiday Lights in the Park got stuck on the interstate. (11/21/2014)
MNsure's CEO Scott Leitz says many more people have signed up for private health plans in the first few days than in the online exchange's first two weeks in 2013. (11/19/2014)
Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace began its second year largely without problems. But the operation likely will face a much tougher test next month. (11/17/2014)
Sen. Al Franken won re-election much more quickly than his first election six years ago. (11/04/2014)
Democrats wasted no time in denouncing the Republican attack ad, which they said amounts to fear mongering. (11/03/2014)
In the 8th District, Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican Stewart Mills have been targeted by television ads largely funded by groups that are not connected to the campaigns. (10/31/2014)
The two are scheduled to meet Sunday, Nov. 2 for one final debate before the Nov. 4 election. (10/26/2014)
He would leave most health care insurance decisions up to states, including whether to require people to buy health insurance. (10/22/2014)
Former President Bill Clinton asked young voters to break the pattern of low turnout for Democrats in midterm elections. (10/10/2014)