Patrick Condon | Star Tribune
Washington Bureau Chief | Politics and government

Patrick Condon is the Star Tribune's Washington bureau chief. He was previously the paper's politics/government team leader, supervising a team of reporters who cover Minnesota politics in St. Paul and Washington. He has worked at the Star Tribune since 2014 after more than a decade as a reporter for the Associated Press.

Condon grew up in Watertown, Minn., and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul with degrees in journalism and English. He lives in Minneapolis.


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The initiative is intended to help bridge America's urban-rural divide, the senator said.


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But critics say she sticks to bills that are narrowly focused, not controversial.


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Jesse Jackson: President Trump must stop attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar

Civil rights leader says the president's attacks on the Minnesota Democrat are putting her at risk.


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