Patrick Condon

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5049
Patrick Condon covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Patrick Condon

Health Department seeks administrator for Minnesota's new medical marijuana program

June 20 is deadline to apply to lead medical marijuana office.

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Johnson lands GOP endorsement for governor, but primary looms

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson beat out three other Republicans to capture his party’s endorsement for governor on Saturday. Now he must prepare to beat three more in the state’s first major contested GOP primary in two decades.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 07:53 AM

State GOP endorses McFadden as Franken challenger

“We will win,” investment banker says after two days of balloting. “We will turn this back into a red state.”

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 06:52 AM

GOP battle over potential Franken challenger proves unpredictable

Chris Dahlberg led the field for the Senate race endorsement, but Mike McFadden still is in the fight, which will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 08:14 AM

Fall ballot battle begins this weekend at DFL, GOP state conventions

DFLers gather in Duluth to launch the re-election bids of Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken. Republicans meeting in Rochester will try to choose candidates who can capitalize on Democratic weaknesses.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 06:19 AM

Some medical marijuana backers back out of Minnesota program

Minnesota’s new law will not allow patients to possess or smoke marijuana in its plant form, so some of the medical users who fought hardest for the law's passage, have decided they won’t participate in the new state program.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Legislators wrap up session early in a flurry of deal-making

In its closing hours, it voted to legalize medical marijuana and to deliver a second round of tax cuts.

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 05:11 AM

Medical marijuana on verge of Minn. law; it will be strictest in U.S.

Minnesota will be the only medical marijuana state that would forbid smoking as a form of treatment and that would bar access to the drug in plant form.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 05:12 AM

Medical marijuana bill a defining moment for Rep. Carly Melin

Rep. Carly Melin, the first woman to represent the politically important Iron Range since the 1980s, is walking a fine line between law enforcement and medical pot supporters.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Dayton gives his OK to medical marijuana bill passed by House

Minnesota would become the 22nd U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana, but with some of the nation’s tightest limits on access under a bill approved Friday by the state House.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 11:34 AM

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