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.


Kasson business owner joins GOP field for Minnesota governor

The list of Republicans running for governor of Minnesota is slowly growing.


Where big issues stand at the Minnesota Legislature

The divided Legislature has just a few weeks to pass a two-year state budget and try to strike a deal on other key policy issues.


GOP leaders at Capitol pan Gov. Tim Walz's reopening plans

The DFL governor's lifting of COVID restrictions by May 28 come as he, lawmakers try to wrap session.


OutFront Minnesota became LGBTQ rights powerhouse under departing leader

Monica Meyer is stepping down after more than a decade leading state's premier LGBTQ equality group.


Minnesota won't lose eighth congressional seat, Census Bureau rules

The state kept its eight U.S. House seats by the narrowest of margins.


Minnesota Republican politician has unusual link to Walter Mondale

"He grew up in the house that I'm sitting in right now," state Rep. Bjorn Olson said.


Public memorials for Walter Mondale in September, family says

Family of former VP, who died Monday, says they'll memorialize him in Minnesota, D.C. later this year.


Advocates fear Minnesota, federal police reform efforts could lose momentum

Minn. Senate GOP still noncommittal and bill named for George Floyd stalled in U.S. Senate.


After life of history-making service, Walter Mondale dies

He served as vice president under Jimmy Carter, and then chose the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. It followed a series of landmarks in a public career that spanned seven decades in Minnesota and Washington.


Walter Mondale remembered for decency, sweep of accomplishments

Political leaders from across the political spectrum praised the former vice president, who died Monday.