Patrick Condon

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 612-655-7312
Patrick Condon covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Patrick Condon

Forest Service gets more aggressive on small fires

The U.S. Forest Service has directed supervisors on federal forest lands to temporarily abandon its policy of letting small fires keep burning in isolated areas, with rampant forest fires in the country's western half putting a strain on firefighting resources and concerns over the possibility of more fires in drought-stricken areas.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 06:29 PM

Bills, Klobuchar spar over Senate's farm bill

Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills said Wednesday he would have voted against the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June, striking a major contrast with Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar as the two chased rural votes at an annual southwestern Minnesota agriculture trade show.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 04:09 PM

Shooting sheds light on world of 'hate rock'

The subculture acts as a money raiser and recruiting tool for white supremacists, insiders say. Summary.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 12:28 AM

Sikh temple shooting sheds light on world of 'hate rock’

When they aren't ranting in Internet forums, many of the nation's white supremacists seek a louder outlet for their extreme views: thunderous, thrashing heavy metal or punk music with lyrics that call for a race war.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 11:12 PM

GOP's Bills likens underdog Minn. bid to Wellstone

Nearly a decade after dying in a plane crash, Sen. Paul Wellstone is still revered by many Minnesota Democrats. But it's a Republican U.S. Senate candidate mining the late senator's underdog appeal for a campaign boost.

Updated: July 30, 2012, - 06:44 PM

Vikings fans hit Capitol, but no stadium vote

Vikings fans decked out in purple and gold roamed Minnesota's Capitol on Saturday hoping to see the state House vote on a $1 billion stadium bill, but it was delayed even as the planned end of the legislative session drew closer and despite an urgent plea from stadium supporter Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 08:19 PM

2 more Democrats move to challenge Bachmann

Two more Democrats moved Thursday to challenge U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, adding to a suddenly crowded field interested in trying to unseat the state's highest-profile Republican.

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 05:23 PM

Minn. Senate committee kills racetrack casino plan

The Senate State Government Committee's 8-5 vote against the "racino" proposal united Republicans and Democrats in opposition.

Updated: March 19, 2012, - 08:07 PM

Bills proposed to ease burden of future state shutdowns

At least half a dozen plans respond to the dysfunction of 2011.

Updated: March 07, 2012, - 11:01 PM

Minn. lawmakers want less pain in future shutdowns

Minnesota lawmakers, stung by the embarrassment of last summer's state government shutdown, are pushing numerous bills that would make future debacles of a similar nature less noticeable to the public.

Updated: March 06, 2012, - 02:53 PM

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