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

Brown winter means more green for many US cities

The warm, brown winter that has disappointed snow lovers in much of the U.S. has put more green in the pockets of state and local governments that had their budgets busted last year by the high cost of keeping streets and highways clear.

Updated: January 11, 2012, - 04:48 PM

Minn. Legislature examines child-care union push

Minnesota daycare providers who are not eligible to vote in an upcoming unionization election say they would still be affected by agreements reached between a new union and the state, and should be given a vote.

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 12:39 PM

Dayton seeks to expand Minn. veterans' job training

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday proposed giving all Minnesota military veterans access to job training programs through the GI Bill.

Updated: November 10, 2011, - 03:40 PM

Minnesota, no Vikings? Stadium drama stokes fans' fears

A YouTube video making the rounds at the Minnesota Capitol these days shows a man slowly opening a gift box as ominous music thumps in the background. He folds back the flaps, reaches in and pulls out a foam rubber cheesehead — a symbol of the hated Green Bay Packers next door.

Updated: November 05, 2011, - 09:18 AM

Vikings, GOP chief tussle over stadium vote timing

A Minnesota Vikings executive warned Wednesday that delaying until next year a state legislature vote on financing for a new stadium would increase the project's already hefty cost and would leave the football franchise without a lease binding it to Minnesota.

Updated: November 02, 2011, - 11:32 AM

More disclosure possible for state ballot measures

The guidelines for revealing donors remain fluid, upsetting both sides on the gay-marriage amendment.

Updated: November 01, 2011, - 08:46 PM

Stadium foes suggest giving Dome to Vikings; team not interested

A bipartisan group of Minnesota state lawmakers opposed to taxpayer subsidies for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium proposed a plan Friday to simply give the team the Metrodome.

Updated: October 21, 2011, - 01:40 PM

New cost, timing concerns for new Vikings stadium

A report released Wednesday raised new questions about the cost and complications of building a Minnesota Vikings stadium on a heavily contaminated site in a Twin Cities suburb as the team said it saw nothing to derail the project and vowed to push harder than ever to get approval from reluctant state lawmakers.

Updated: October 13, 2011, - 07:38 AM

State Sen. Parry will run against U.S. Rep. Walz

A state senator in his first full term said Friday he would try to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota.

Updated: October 07, 2011, - 06:47 PM

Minn. ballot question donors face state regulation

The state board that regulates political spending in Minnesota finalized new reporting guidelines Tuesday for private donations to ballot measure campaigns, a decision with implications for next year's statewide vote on a gay marriage amendment.

Updated: October 04, 2011, - 04:38 PM

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