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.


Show of force shifted momentum on the streets of Minneapolis, St. Paul

No significant injuries or major fires were reported on second night of curfew — the fifth night of unrest after the death of George Floyd in police custody on Monday. Saturday was "a day filled with tension unlike any other in Minnesota," Gov. Tim Walz said.


'Fire, fire, fire': Night of terror in Minneapolis as calls to 911 don't deliver help

Neighborhoods around Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue became a focal point as groups of protesters converged on the Fifth Precinct station.


Gov. Walz appeals to Twin Cities residents to restore order by staying home

Hoping to head off another night of chaos, Gov. Tim Walz said that peaceful protesters and others who remained outside after the 8 p.m. curfew would be "aiding and abetting" vandals who use the crowds as cover for their looting and arson on city streets.


Poll: Biden has small lead on Trump in Minn.

A new Minnesota Poll conducted by the Star Tribune, MPR News and KARE 11, found Biden ahead of Trump 49% to 44% in the general election matchup less than six months ahead of Election Day.


U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar wins DFL endorsement in reelection bid

First-term U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar won the DFL endorsement Sunday to run in the Aug. 11 primary election for a Minneapolis-based congressional seat that has…


Report: Amy Klobuchar 'officially' being vetted as Biden running mate

Joe Biden has committed to choosing a woman for the Democratic ticket.


Rep. Omar describes a bruising life in her new memoir

From childhood onward, according to her new memoir, Rep. Ilhan Omar often seemed to find herself in the middle of nasty fights."I was small but…


Hacking suspected as technical difficulties stymie Minnesota GOP convention

State Republicans, meeting virtually for their state convention, had to postpone due to software problems.


Rival Jason Lewis criticizes Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith over March stock sales

A Smith campaign spokesman said it was her husband, Archie Smith, who owned the stocks and decided to sell them.


Minnesota GOP leaders turn election focus to state's pandemic response

Ahead of their state convention, Minnesota Republicans prepare for an election cycle defined by pandemic politics.