Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

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)
Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom launched a campaign Thursday for the U.S. House against longtime DFL Rep. Collin Peterson in the 7th District. (12/05/2013)
Ellison said he thinks the pope's decision to put the issue of poverty front and center could have significant implications in the effort to improve conditions for the poor. (11/29/2013)
About 150 people took part in the peaceful demonstration, organized by the Service Employees International Union, where non-unionized minimum-wage workers gathered at the airport to demand higher pay. They say they can't live on the less than $8 per hour they're currently paid. (11/27/2013)
When Minnesotans last fall rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required voters to present photo identification at the polls, it represented a huge victory for liberal groups that had fought to oppose it. On the front lines of that effort was TakeAction Minnesota. (11/25/2013)
AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to stop billing their customers for text message charges they didn't know they were racking up. (11/22/2013)
Despite the governor's support, whether a state-run casino at the airport would fly is unclear. Casino plans have always been controversial and it's not clear how much money airport gambling would generate. (11/20/2013)
The task force looking at how to handle the potential release of nearly 700 civilly committed sex offenders in Minnesota will release recommendations on Dec. 1. (11/14/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton said today that his administration will not recommend the provisional release of any more civilly committed sex offenders until the Legislature has a chance to revisit the issue. (11/13/2013)
If being the Republican candidate nominee for U.S. Senate next year has anything to do with the size of a candidate's bank account and campaign headquarters, businessman Mike McFadden would have it wrapped up. (11/08/2013)