Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

One owner of an ice dam removal company says this winter is shaping up to be an epic ice dam season. (02/09/2014)
With no presidential race on the November ballot, and Democrats planning to return Al Franken to the U.S. Senate and Mark Dayton to the governor's office, there won't be much mystery -- at least for the DFL. Turnout across the state is expected to be light. (02/03/2014)
The leaders of the state's three Minnesota's major political parties joined together Tuesday to encourage people to attend next week's precinct caucuses. (01/28/2014)
Jesse Ventura's win in 1998 was the last for a third party in a Minnesota statewide election. And while no one from the Independence Party has emerged for this year's gubernatorial and senate races, the party says voters still want another choice. (01/28/2014)
Every seat in the Minnesota House is on the ballot in 2014, along with the governor's office and the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Al Franken. (01/01/2014)
An explosion ripped through a three-story building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis New Year's Day morning, igniting a three-alarm fire and sending more than a dozen people to area hospitals. (01/01/2014)
The 2009 Legislature tightened eligibility for some senior citizen in-home services, leaving about 3,300 seniors no longer eligible for the program starting Jan. 1. (12/31/2013)
Republicans seeking to replace DFL Gov. Mark Dayton all say Dayton is taking the state in the wrong direction. But there's no consensus among the potential candidates about how the GOP should unite behind one. (12/31/2013)
Mark Dayton has already made big changes as governor, most notably turning his predecessor's staunch opposition to tax increases on end. He intends to seek a second term next year and some analysts say the battles he's fought and won in his first three years have him well-positioned to win in 2014. (12/29/2013)
Fred Jenness received his Purple Heart on Monday, 44 years after he earned the medal fighting in Vietnam. (12/24/2013)
It isn't clear yet whether the sentence will include the time Cassim has already been held. His family hoped that lawyers in the United Arab Emirates would get his sentence reduced and get him out of the country quickly. (12/23/2013)
Consider Medicare and Social Security: Both were controversial initially. (12/16/2013)
A new state program will provide interest-free loan money for small businesses, Dayton administration officials said today. (12/12/2013)
The new location will be at 2200 East Franklin Ave. in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis, "in the middle of everyday Minnesotans." (12/09/2013)
David Gerson takes issue with Kline's votes to raise the nation's debt ceiling. He also disagrees with Kline's support of national security related surveillance bills. (12/09/2013)