Reporter covering investigations for MPR News/American Public Media. Recovering political reporter. tscheck@mpr.org

Top Klobuchar aide fired for viewing leaked Kennedy ad

mprnews.org — Democrat Amy Klobuchar's U.S. Senate campaign has fired its chief spokeswoman, revealing Wednesday that she viewed an unreleased TV ad for Republican candidate Mark Kennedy that may have been illegally obtained.

Minn. forecast: $1.9 billion budget surplus; 'modest' job, wage growth

mprnews.org — Updated 4 p.m. | Posted 9:20 a.m. Minnesota finance officials on Thursday projected the state budget surplus at nearly $1.9 billion over the next 19 months, setting the stage for intense debate in the Legislature this spring over what to do with the windfall.

GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul stumps in Minnesota

mprnews.org — The Kentucky senator is holding a morning rally at the University of Minnesota campus, an afternoon rally at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a dinnertime event at the Rochester Eagles Club in Rochester.

Feds raid home of ex-Starkey Hearing president

mprnews.org — The attorney for a former Starkey Hearing Technology executive says he and his client have no idea why federal agents raided the executive's home Wednesday.
Nov 04, 2015

Feds raid the home of ex-Starkey Hearing president. mprnews.org/story/2015/11/…

Nov 04, 2015

RT @edgerlyMPRNews: Feds raid home of ex-Starkey Hearing president mprnews.org/story/2015/11/… via @mprnews

Minnesota to ask feds for more time on Real ID

Dayton says PolyMet mine should have citizen oversight

mprnews.org — Governor Mark Dayton says he intends to apply some of the policies created for a mine in Michigan to a proposed mine in northeastern Minnesota.

Does state dentistry board protect dentists over the public?

mprnews.org — In a move to protect public health, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry earlier this year considered following the example of 11 other states and establishing a system of inspections of dentists' offices. The proposed random inspections were to make sure the dentists and their staffs were following proper sanitary procedures.
Oct 30, 2015

Is the MN Board of Dentistry protecting the state's dentists over the public? mprnews.org/story/2015/10/…

Oct 30, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Is the MN Board of Dentistry protecting the state's dentists over the public? mprnews.org/story/2015/10/…

Oct 30, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Is the MN Board of Dentistry protecting the state's dentists over the public? mprnews.org/story/2015/10/…

Oct 30, 2015

A senator says MN Dental Board may have to change to ensure dentists aren't protecting their interests over public. mprnews.org/story/2015/10/…

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State Sen. Petersen faces questions over campaign funds

blogs.mprnews.org — A Republican state senator who is scheduled to resign from office next week is facing increased scrutiny from the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board about his use of campaign funds. Gary Goldsmith, executive director of the Campaign Finance Board, told MPR News Friday that he can no longer speak about the board's interaction with Sen.

Dayton suggests Sanders is not a real Democrat

blogs.mprnews.org — One day after Vice President Joe Biden decided against running for president, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton took a swipe at Hillary Clinton's chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. When asked by a reporter what he'd tell Minnesota Democrats about why they should back Hillary Clinton in the precinct caucuses, Dayton praised Clinton's experience.
Oct 22, 2015

Gov. Dayton takes a swipe at Bernie Sanders saying "he has not been a Democrat, self-described, his entire career." blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Oct 23, 2015

Minnesota governor invokes Bernie Sanders’ longtime friend/ally Paul Wellstone…to attack Sanders: blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Oct 23, 2015

Irony alert: Billionaire heir to Target Corp fortune cites Paul Wellstone to attack Wellstone pal @BernieSanders blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2…

Dayton orders inspections as oil train traffic jumps in downtown Mpls.

mprnews.org — Minnesota officials will inspect railroad tracks and grade crossings in response to a jump in oil train traffic rolling through downtown Minneapolis, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday.
Oct 22, 2015

RT @MPRpolitics: Dayton orders inspections as oil train traffic jumps in downtown Mpls. ow.ly/35ZtBh

Oct 22, 2015

Dayton orders inspections as oil train traffic jumps in downtown Mpls. mprnews.org/story/2015/10/… via @mprnews

Oct 22, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Dayton orders inspections as oil train traffic jumps in downtown Mpls. ow.ly/TJrJ5

Oct 23, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Dayton orders inspections as oil train traffic jumps in downtown Mpls. ow.ly/TJrJ5

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Feb 13, 2016

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Feb 13, 2016

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Feb 10, 2016

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Feb 09, 2016

RT @mukhtaryare: A fourth Minnesota man accused of plotting to join ISIS is expected to plead guilty Thursday afternoon. mprnews.org/story/2016/02/… via @mprnews

Feb 08, 2016

RT @jdavnie: So sorry to hear of the passing of former state Senator Leo Foley. He was always gentleman. #mnleg #stribpol


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