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MPR reporter covering gov't & politics. I'm a dad. I'm a husband. I'm a cuse alum. I like to chase a white ball on green grass. tscheck@mpr.org

Commerce Department seeks $245,000 from non-profit

blogs.mprnews.org — The Minnesota Commerce Department says a now defunct Minneapolis nonprofit owes the state $245,000. The Commerce Department released an audit that found Community Action of Minneapolis misspent $143,000 on unauthorized consultants and thousands of dollars more on spa visits at board retreats, unnecessary out of state travel and improper administrative expenses.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @tomscheck: MN Commerce Department is seeking $245,000 from a defunct Minneapolis non-profit (and alleges missing files) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 30, 2015

MN Commerce Department is seeking $245,000 from a defunct Minneapolis non-profit (and alleges missing files) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 30, 2015

A state audit finds "mass deletion of computer files" at Community Action of Minneapolis just days before state raid blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Dayton declares windfall savings in health care bids

Jul 28, 2015

Gov. Dayton declares huge windfall from HMO contract talks but decision means major revenue loss for at least 2 orgs. mprnews.org/story/2015/07/…

McCollum: Investigate Lion killing

blogs.mprnews.org — Rep. Betty McCollum, D-MN, wants an investigation into whether a Minnesota dentist broke any U.S. laws when he killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. "To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty," McCollum wrote in a statement.

Minnesota Republicans propose arming service members

blogs.mprnews.org — Some Republicans in the Legislature say they want to allow active military personnel in the state to carry firearms. The move would allow people in uniform to protect themselves if there is an attack on a military base or recruiting station, said Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa.

Paid celebrities give hearing foundation a louder voice

linkis.com — Starkey Hearing Foundation raises millions with its celebrity-studded annual gala fundraiser. It uses some of the money to give away hearings aids all over the world. But some...
Jul 26, 2015

Starkey does good work, but I always wondered about all the $$$. Strong report by @tomscheck. ln.is/www.mprnews.or…

Entrepreneur focuses on gift of hearing

mprnews.org — Bill Austin started out wanting to be a doctor. Instead, he launched a hearing aid company that has become the fifth largest in the world and now focuses his passion on giving away hearing aids to those without access to them.

Paid celebrities give hearing foundation a louder voice

mprnews.org — Former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, attending an annual fundraiser that is one of the largest in the Midwest and helping raise millions of dollars to help people with hearing loss around the world.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @tomscheck: By giving millions to charities linked to celebrities, Starkey Hearing develops a louder voice mprnews.org/story/2015/07/… pic.twitter.com/JLEpiDkkQB

Jul 24, 2015

By giving millions to charities linked to celebrities, Starkey Hearing develops a louder voice mprnews.org/story/2015/07/… pic.twitter.com/JLEpiDkkQB

Jul 24, 2015

RT @tomscheck: By giving millions to charities linked to celebrities, Starkey Hearing develops a louder voice mprnews.org/story/2015/07/… pic.twitter.com/JLEpiDkkQB

Jul 24, 2015

Solid piece of work here by @tomscheck on the Starkey Foundation's ability to pay stars big bucks to make bigger ones mprnews.org/story/2015/07/…

Jul 24, 2015

RT @MyLittleBloggie: Solid piece of work here by @tomscheck on the Starkey Foundation's ability to pay stars big bucks to make bigger ones mprnews.org/story/2015/07/…

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Franken wants probe of Apple’s streaming services

blogs.mprnews.org — Sen. Al Franken, D-MN, wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple's new music streaming service is violating anti-trust laws. In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez, Franken warned that Apple's new music service may be harming consumers by limiting competition and driving up prices.
Jul 22, 2015

Al Franken wants a federal probe of Apple's streaming services. blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president

blogs.mprnews.org — Former Gov. Jesse Ventura says he's backing Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for president. In a blog post on his independent media site, Ventura praised Sanders for challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination. "I think what Bernie Sanders is doing is extremely healthy," Ventura wrote.
Jul 16, 2015

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president (but hints AGAIN at running if Sanders drops out) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Former Gov. Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president (but hints AGAIN at running if Sanders drops out) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Former Gov. Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president (but hints AGAIN at running if Sanders drops out) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Former Gov. Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president (but hints AGAIN at running if Sanders drops out) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Clinton and Sanders will be in Minneapolis next month

blogs.mprnews.org — Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are scheduled to speak at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee in Minneapolis on Aug. 28, a person with knowledge of the event's schedule said. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the DNC.
Jul 14, 2015

DNC's cattle call at the summer meeting in Minneapolis to feature Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign confirms she will attend the DNC "cattle call" next month in Minneapolis: blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 14, 2015

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley to speak to DNC meeting in Minneapolis Aug. 28. blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 14, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be in Minneapolis next month: ow.ly/PBX9i

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Jul 30, 2015

A state audit finds "mass deletion of computer files" at Community Action of Minneapolis just days before state raid blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 30, 2015

MN Commerce Department is seeking $245,000 from a defunct Minneapolis non-profit (and alleges missing files) blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @Stowydad: . @GovMarkDayton appoints Michael Browne, Director of Office of Police Conduct Review for Minneapolis, to judgeship in Hennepin County

Jul 30, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Report: Minn. Security Hospital restraint, seclusion practices violate new policy ow.ly/QhirL

Jul 30, 2015

RT @minnesotabrown: Rep. David Dill of Crane Lake facing serious battle with cancer at Mayo Clinic. fb.me/6JUm9L8sV

Jul 30, 2015

RT @Stowydad: Meeting in federal case on sex offender lockup ruled private (from @AP) #mnleg m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/c…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @PaulTosto: U.S. officials want to question the Minnesota dentist who killed #CecilTheLion but they say he's not responding ow.ly/Qi33Y

Jul 30, 2015

Thanks, Bob. I went through a few boxes over the last week. twitter.com/MyLittleBloggi…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @MPRnews: RT @PaulTosto: Feds concerned, protesters angry over MN dentist killing #CecilTheLion ow.ly/Qg0jk @MPRnews

Jul 29, 2015

Thanks for the kind words about Oban. I loved that dog. Now please excuse me while I think of him while sipping my favorite scotch.

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