Night Team Leader | Metro

Patrick Condon is a Night Team Leader at the Star Tribune. 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.

The 11 biggest Minnesota moments and stories of 2023

Readers were drawn to stories about pot, pop stars and our shared Minnesota identity.

An immigrant learns to 'Pay as You Go' in beguiling debut novel

FICTION: Eskor David Johnson's novel is "strange, clever and mysterious."

Minnesota political leaders past, present react to death of Gov. Al Quie

Al Quie, who represented southern Minnesota in Congress for two decades before returning home to serve a single term as governor, has died at age 99.

Review: In Richard Ford's 'Be Mine,' a boomer reckons with his past and present

FICTION: Ford's everyman Frank Bascombe is back for one more brush with existence.

Why thousands of board games are buried beneath Mankato

The Anti-Monopoly alternative to America's most successful board game took off in the 1970s. But a gaming giant with Minnesota ties sought its destruction.

Review: 'Participation,' by Anna Moschovakis

FICTION: Poet Anna Moschovakis experiments with language and form in her novel about a woman who belongs to two reading clubs during a time of climate disaster.

Review: 'Dr. No,' by Percival Everett

FICTION: A witty, possibly insane billionaire is out for revenge in the latest satire from this Pulitzer finalist.

The voyageurs helped power Minnesota's historic fur trade. Who were they?

French-Canadian laborers were key to the Great Lakes fur trade, and were among the first Europeans to blend with Native tribes.

Review: 'Boys Come First,' by Aaron Foley

FICTION: This frank, funny debut novel follows three thirtysomething pals as they ride the ups and downs of relationships and careers over a few months in Detroit.

Review: 'Avalon,' by Nell Zink

FICTION: Nell Zink's sixth novel in seven years is about a woman's rise from dire beginnings.