Patrick Condon | Star Tribune
Team Leader | Politics and government

Patrick Condon leads a team of reporters who covers the State Capitol in St. Paul and Minnesota issues in Washington, D.C. He previously was a political reporter at the paper.


Minnesota House speaker reverses course, backs legislative raises

House speaker relents on salary decision after facing lawsuit.


Uncertainty greets Dayton, lawmakers in new year, session

Minnesota's legislative session begins Tuesday in the newly reopened and freshly refurbished State Capitol, but the familiar surroundings are the only sure things.


Century-old ax murder case is grist for Capitol insider's true-crime novel

When Marty Seifert was very little, he would ride with his father past an abandoned farmstead near their own southwestern Minnesota property and ask: “How…


Special session elusive as Dayton, Daudt hurl accusations

Ending 2016 as it began, the two are again trading barbs over the need to convene legislators.


Legislative auditor relishes role as monitor of state's decision-makers

Minnesota government's watchdog-in-chief, Jim Nobles, questions authority — no matter the authority.


St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman officially running for governor

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said Tuesday he is running for governor of Minnesota in 2018, as he tries to leverage his leadership of the…


Special session deal continues to elude Dayton, lawmakers

Governor wants to take action on taxes, public works and premiums, but a deal with GOP has been elusive.


Persistence paid off for new minority leader of Minnesota House

Rep. Melissa Hortman, the new leader of Minnesota House Democrats, ran for her seat twice — and lost twice — before finally prevailing in 2004.…


Gov. Dayton walks out of public meeting over Capitol art controversy

Governor charges political motives by GOP lawmaker in squabble over Civil War paintings in Capitol.


Mills to seek recount after close loss in NE. Minn.

Republican Mills says that there are no allegations of voter fraud but that close margin demands thorough tally of votes