Reporter | Politics and government

Patrick Condon is a politics and government reporter for 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.


Rep. Stauber 'keeping all options open' regarding Minnesota governor bid

Chatter around possible bid raises possibility of marquee match-up vs. Gov. Tim Walz.


Rep. Ilhan Omar, local leaders call for federal COVID relief

Minneapolis, Hennepin County officials joined Omar in urging big new relief package.


Republican Doug Wardlow makes second bid for attorney general

Doug Wardlow, who lost to Keith Ellison in 2018, says he will seek GOP nomination for a rematch.


Rep. Ilhan Omar takes leadership post in House Foreign Affairs

The Minnesota Democrat will become vice chair of House panel that oversees Africa policy.


Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith sit in judgment at Senate trial

As both jurors and witnesses to Jan. 6 riot, the state's senators say Trump deserves conviction.


Move for 'accurate' Indigenous history in Minnesota schools

Initiative includes scholarships, training.


Page Amendment backers renew push for constitutional fix to school equity gap

Minnesota's long and well-documented history of failing to educate students of color as well as white students is at the heart of a brewing political battle over changing the state Constitution.


Rep. Ilhan Omar and colleagues urge $2K monthly relief checks in letter to Biden

Rep. Ilhan Omar says the federal government should distribute monthly $2,000 checks to U.S. residents "for the duration of the pandemic.""A one-time payment of $2,000…


Walz's school spending plan focuses on racial equity

The state faces a $1.3 billion budget deficit, but Gov. Tim Walz is still aiming for a hefty spending increase for schools.


Minnesota congressional delegation sees much work ahead

A new Democratic president occupies the White House. With a House majority and a new, narrow majority in the Senate, Democrats control Washington completely for…