Our chief webhead who makes this whole “blog thing” work suggested that I introduce myself since I’m one of the people replacing Collins. Here goes… My name is Tom Scheck and I cover politics and state government for MPR. You may hear me on the radio. I also covered health care and Minneapolis since I Read more

Jack Shepard, who lives in Rome and is suspected of several crimes including arson, is running for Congress again as a Republican in Minnesota’s Fourth District. Shepard made news in 2004 when Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer booted him off the 2004 primary ballot because she believed he was a fugitive felon, something Shepard denies. Read more