Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

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)
Fed up with tea party movement adherents in Congress who insisted upon a government shutdown, some business groups are signaling they've had enough. (10/28/2013)
Sen. Al Franken says he and other lawmakers are not giving up their effort to repeal the medical device tax passed as part of the Affordable Care Act. (10/24/2013)
The latest temporary budget fix in Washington means hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers are back on the job. (10/17/2013)
Grams, who served a term in the U.S. House and a term in the Senate in the 1990s, is being remembered as a principled, humble conservative who helped usher in a new era of politics in Minnesota and Washington. (10/09/2013)
One week into the government shutdown, 148 more federal employees in Minnesota were sent home on furlough Tuesday. (10/08/2013)
Democrats and Republicans blame each other for the first federal government shutdown in 17 years, but they're also asking themselves who will voters blame in next year's Congressional elections? (10/03/2013)