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.

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Minn. gov, lawmakers meet amid government shutdown

The small police department in the central Minnesota town of Hutchinson has seen three patrol officers leave in recent weeks, but the chief can't hire replacements because of the state government shutdown.

Updated: July 07, 2011, - 06:42 AM

GOP lawmaker gets earful on Minnesota shutdown

As Republican Sen. Ted Daley hustled up Yankee Doodle Road in the lineup for Eagan's Fourth of July parade, some of his constituents wondered loudly why he wasn't at the state Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government shutdown that was in its fourth day.

Updated: July 04, 2011, - 03:52 PM

Some noticeable casualties after Minn. shutdown

Minnesota's state government is closed for business.

Updated: July 01, 2011, - 02:44 AM

Court weighs Minn. budget spat as shutdown looms

The budget spat between Minnesota's Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican state lawmakers moved from the Capitol to a courtroom Thursday, with a judge warning that the stalemate threatens a state constitutional crisis with a government shutdown a week away.

Updated: June 23, 2011, - 06:31 PM

GOP offers to meet Dayton on K-12, cops, courts

Republican legislative leaders have offered to match Gov. Mark Dayton's total spending request for the state's schools, courts and public safety but continue to insist that total spending for the next two years not exceed $34 billion.

Updated: June 06, 2011, - 07:06 PM

Dayton administration starts shutdown preparations

More than 4,600 people made reservations to visit a Minnesota state park over Independence Day last summer, and this year the 74 state parks and recreation areas are expecting as many or more visits — if the parks are open come July 1.

Updated: May 25, 2011, - 03:29 PM

Ramsey County pitches new Vikings stadium site

The owners of the Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team's future is in the suburbs, announcing a deal with Ramsey County to collaborate on a $1.1 billion retractable-roof football stadium about 10 miles north of their current home at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: May 10, 2011, - 07:51 PM

Minn. Democrat's pro-gay speech an online hit

A Minnesota lawmaker's speech against banning gay marriage in the state constitution has become an online hit.

Updated: May 05, 2011, - 03:34 PM

Minn. Senate approves photo ID for voting

All Minnesota voters would be required to present a valid photo ID at the polls under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday despite unanimous opposition from Democrats.

Updated: April 28, 2011, - 03:28 PM

Gambling bills take center stage at Minn. Capitol

Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.

Updated: April 26, 2011, - 04:33 PM

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