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.


Rep. Angie Craig successfully pushes COVID relief extension for business

The Minnesota Democrat said she expects to see more applications as some businesses close again in response to spiking infection rates.


Officials mull charges — and public art policies — after Columbus toppled

The toppling of a statue of Christopher Columbus at the State Capitol, one in a spate of attacks on historic monuments around the nation, has…


Never Trump? Small but vocal group inside GOP rooting for Biden

Dave Thul is no one’s idea of a Democrat. The 48-year-old from Owatonna is an Iraq war veteran who organized Tea Party rallies in Steele…


Minnesota Legislature adjourns without agreement on key issues

The Minnesota Legislature adjourned the special session early Saturday, without an agreement on policing changes, a bonding bill or federal COVID-19 aid for local governments.


Sen. Klobuchar takes herself off list to be Biden's running mate

The Minnesota senator says she told Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that he should pick a woman of color. "America must seize on this moment."


High court ruling bolsters Minnesota's LGBT protections

Advocates for gay and transgender workers in Minnesota say that Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling extending legal protections to LGBT people is a boost even…


Walz says he understands why Columbus statue was toppled, but there will be consequences

Walz's remarks came after criticism from Republican legislative leaders of his administration's muted response to the statue's toppling.


Minnesota National Guard spent nearly $13 million on Twin Cities deployment

State of Minnesota gets National Guard's bill for deployment to respond to Minneapolis, St. Paul unrest.


Amy Klobuchar's vice presidential hopes plummet

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics, a leading political handicapper, says Klobuchar has fallen out of the Top 10.


How Gov. Tim Walz helped to defuse Trump during call with U.S. governors

Minnesota's governor spoke of his time in the Guard and a need "that it's not seen as an occupying force."