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

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

Senate passes sweeping medical marijuana plan; House bill tighter

The Senate backs a new proposal that would make it widely available for medicinal uses. It's on a collision course with a much more scaled-back House bill.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Minnesota Senate to vote on medical marijuana bill Tuesday

“We have the votes to pass it,” the Senate bill sponsor says. A narrower bill is still working its way...

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Minnesota Senate drops smoking from medical marijuana bill

Proposals prohibit smoking medical marijuana, leaving pills and vaporizers as ways to ingest the drug.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 10:45 PM

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