Reporter | Politics and government

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.


Land donated by a bachelor farmer creates windfall for Willmar church

Escalating farmland values pushed up bids at auction to $4.5 million, shocking leaders at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.


CHS sees large profit gains as global trade and demand for energy soar

The Inver Grove Heights-based agribusiness giant posted strong first quarter results in the new fiscal year.


On Minnesota farms, winter doesn't always mean less work

For many farmers, the workflow may slow in winter, but the demands of running a small business seldom ease.


Review: 'The Farmer's Lawyer,' by Sarah Vogel

Part memoir, part history by a lawyer who fought foreclosures on family farms in the 1980s.


St. Thomas students plot indoor vegetable-growing kits for home use

Engineering students worked with nonprofit Seeds Feeds on project to grow produce year-round.


3M wins earplug case days after big loss

Following a big judgement against 3M in military earplugs case, the manufacturing giant bounced back with a win in bellwether trials.


3M loses latest in series of military earplug cases

A $22.5 million ruling over military earplugs is largest judgment against the Maplewood manufacturer in bellwether trials.


Cargill eliminating trans fats from global edible oil supply

Minnesota agribusiness company says it's first global supplier of edible oil to sign onto World Health Organization goal


Two Minnesota community colleges will bring meat-cutting back to classroom

Schools in Brainerd and Willmar hope meat-cutting courses will help break bottlenecks in livestock processing.


Minnesota's Cargill is largest U.S. private company, again

The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is once again atop Forbes' list of largest private companies in U.S.