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

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

Man suspected of kidnapping wife arrested

Kidnapping suspect nabbed in Mexico

Updated: August 08, 2011, - 09:04 PM

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