Baird Helgeson

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5044
Baird Helgeson covers all aspects of Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies.

Recent content from Baird Helgeson

Minnesota Lottery leader feels the heat from Legislature

Bipartisan group of legislators seeks to stop online ticket sales.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 06:09 AM

Medical marijuana advocates continue push in Minnesota Legislature

Doctors share support, though none were present.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Dayton's recovery from surgery puts campaign load on running mate

With her boss back in St. Paul recuperating from hip surgery, Tina Smith is front and center in Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election effort.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 08:15 AM

State pursues new visitors with ‘Only in Minnesota’ campaign

Tourism officials are spending millions more to reach new markets.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 09:45 PM

For Minnesota DFL, GOP, the race for campaign cash is on

Fundraising reports help size up governor, House races as they prepare to heat up.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Minnesota makes history with largest minimum wage hike

The bill, signed into law Monday, will raise the base wage from $6.15 to $9.50 an hour and give raises to more than 325,000 Minnesotans.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:18 PM

There's plenty on the line for GOP, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt

Lacking the votes to block DFL initiatives, Daudt’s only real strategy is dragging out floor debates and trying to land body blows where he can.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 05:52 AM

DFL is pushing economic equality for women

Legislative measure would tackle income gap and strengthen protections for working women in the state.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Minnesota Senate adds $209 million to spending plan

Proposal has money for education, prisons and raises for home health workers, but Gov. Dayton is wary of growth.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Due a state tax refund? Wait until Thursday to file, state says

Consumers eager to take advantage of rebates for new tax changes should be able to file their forms by Thursday.The...

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 11:07 PM

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