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

State Fair, campaigning go hand in hand

Another Minnesota State Fair tradition – politics – was in full swing as this year’s gathering got going.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 06:08 AM

For first time, Gov. Mark Dayton is building re-election machine

Unlike GOP challenger Jeff Johnson, who has to pivot from the primary battle, the DFL governor and his allies have been planning for months.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Jeff Johnson is GOP pick to challenge Gov. Dayton

After low-key, low-budget campaigns, focus turns to taking control in the state.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Republicans trying to recapture statewide viability in primary

Challenger to Sen. Al Franken appears clear, but there’s no firm favorite Tuesday among four hoping to topple Gov. Mark Dayton.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 07:10 AM

Governor: Kurt Zellers is leading with experience

The Maple Grove legislator says his tenure as House speaker during the 2011 state government shutdown, when he led Republicans as they clashed with DFL Gov. Mark Dayton over the size of state government, make him the party’s best choice to take on Dayton in November.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 05:54 AM

Minnesota looking for doctor to help oversee medical marijuana program

The state is looking for a doctor who can provide medical and research expertise for Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program.The...

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Former governor Al Quie still mixing it up in GOP politics at 90

The former governor, still mixing it up in GOP politics at age 90, has no shortage of opinions on the...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:43 PM

Governor: Marty Seifert draws on rural roots

A lifelong resident of what he calls “rural Minnesota,” Seifert is trying to harness that anxiety into a political force he hopes can drive him past three fellow Republicans in the Aug. 12 primary.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 09:24 AM

Minnesota's Capitol face-lift has its ups and downs

Construction enters next, more visible phase, but groundbreaking on new Senate building won't get underway until at least August.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 05:38 AM

June 30: GOP hopefuls save their fire for Gov. Dayton

In four-way Republican primary for governor, the contenders are steering clear of personal attacks.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 06:47 AM

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