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's Ortman joins US Senate race

Julianne Ortman, a veteran state senator from the Twin Cities suburbs, on Saturday joined the growing group of Republicans who want to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 02:30 PM

GOP's McFadden builds from blank political slate

When Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised $765,000 in the inaugural month of his bid to take on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, he sent an important signal about his ability to compete in a high-profile race that will depend heavily on money.

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 11:25 AM

Fired Minnesota Senate aide's lawsuit cites other affairs at Capitol

For the first time, a fired Minnesota Senate operative has made detailed accusations central to his federal wrongful termination lawsuit: a list of other lawmakers and staff members who allegedly carried on affairs over the years without losing their jobs.

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 08:09 PM

Target founder Douglas Dayton dies at 88

Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 05:20 PM

GOP's Zellers vows common touch in governor race

Kurt Zellers, Minnesota's most recent Republican House speaker, joined the race for governor Sunday, saying he would bring a middle-class family man's sensibility to the job.

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Couples nab Minnesota gay marriage licenses

A couple for 11 years already, Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud of Minneapolis were first in line Thursday morning to get a Hennepin County marriage license under Minnesota's new law allowing gay couples to wed.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 09:18 AM

New cause for ex-radical Sara Jane Olson

Sara Jane Olson, the convicted 1970s radical, is edging back into public life as she and a friend petition the Obama administration to reduce disparities in prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 07:42 PM

New Minn. law allows more childhood abuse lawsuits

Adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse and want to file lawsuits against both abusers and the institutions that employed them will have greater access to Minnesota's court system under a bill awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 06:04 AM

Minn. House schedules gay marriage vote for Thursday

Democratic leaders in the state House have scheduled a vote they expect will lead to Minnesota joining a growing list of states to authorize marriage between same-sex couples.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 10:56 AM

Minnesota House health budget has raises for care workers

The Minnesota House has passed a budget for health and social programs that includes small raises for nursing homes and long-term care workers but which critics say isn't enough for financially challenged homes in rural areas.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 10:59 PM

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