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

Gay marriage creates choices, costs for Minn. GOP

As some Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature weigh whether to support legalizing same-sex weddings, an analysis of gay-marriage votes from other states shows that GOP lawmakers who backed it often faced consequences, including loss of their seats.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 07:56 PM

Dayton: Vikings weren't forthright about seat fees

Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday that Minnesota Vikings officials weren't forthright during negotiations about the possibility that season ticket holders could be charged hefty new fees to help fund the new stadium.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:56 AM

Questions, answers on Minn. marriage amendment

After a long and expensive campaign about the definition of marriage, Minnesotans vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended to prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the state. No matter how the vote turns out, it's not likely to end the debate in Minnesota over what kind of couples should have legal access to marriage rights.

Updated: November 05, 2012, - 11:53 AM

Klobuchar makes formidable target for GOP

Nearly any discussion of Minnesota's U.S. Senate race presumes Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a virtual lock for re-election, with such an advantage in money, name recognition and poll standing that some Republicans openly despair of their chances to keep her from a second term.

Updated: August 27, 2012, - 11:13 PM

Act 2 for Nolan, Quist is triumphant

Two veterans of Minnesota politics, back in the spotlight after big wins in the primary election, are bringing different approaches to the task of unseating congressional incumbents in November.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 07:43 AM

Forest Service gets more aggressive on small fires

The U.S. Forest Service has directed supervisors on federal forest lands to temporarily abandon its policy of letting small fires keep burning in isolated areas, with rampant forest fires in the country's western half putting a strain on firefighting resources and concerns over the possibility of more fires in drought-stricken areas.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 06:29 PM

Bills, Klobuchar spar over Senate's farm bill

Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills said Wednesday he would have voted against the farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate in June, striking a major contrast with Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar as the two chased rural votes at an annual southwestern Minnesota agriculture trade show.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 04:09 PM

Shooting sheds light on world of 'hate rock'

The subculture acts as a money raiser and recruiting tool for white supremacists, insiders say. Summary.

Updated: August 08, 2012, - 12:28 AM

Sikh temple shooting sheds light on world of 'hate rock’

When they aren't ranting in Internet forums, many of the nation's white supremacists seek a louder outlet for their extreme views: thunderous, thrashing heavy metal or punk music with lyrics that call for a race war.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 11:12 PM

GOP's Bills likens underdog Minn. bid to Wellstone

Nearly a decade after dying in a plane crash, Sen. Paul Wellstone is still revered by many Minnesota Democrats. But it's a Republican U.S. Senate candidate mining the late senator's underdog appeal for a campaign boost.

Updated: July 30, 2012, - 06:44 PM

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