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

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

Minnesota shutdown added to government job loss

The Minnesota government shutdown is already a memory, but its consequences were felt Friday in a national hiring report that had a gloomy outlook for government jobs.

Updated: August 05, 2011, - 04:57 PM

Minnesota shutdown stirs debate over who gets paid

While thousands of Minnesota employees go without paychecks because the state government is shut down, many lawmakers are still being paid. And the list of workers whose services are deemed "essential" includes the governor's housekeeper and his personal chef.

Updated: July 12, 2011, - 08:52 AM

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