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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 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.

Review: 'Ocean State,' by Stewart O'Nan

Told through multiple voices, "Ocean State" examines the murder of a young girl.

Winter storm forecast for large swath of Minnesota today, Tuesday

Snow will come in two waves, with the second on Tuesday currently expected to dump more than the first.

Key USDA agency has new Minnesota leader

Former state ag official Whitney Place now leads Farm Service Agency, which doles out federal dollars to farmers.

Minnesota's 'Millennial Farmer' is YouTube star

Western Minnesota farmer Zach Johnson has amassed big YouTube following with his down-on-the-farm videos.

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.