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

Race for governor's office: Political rookie Scott Honour makes his case

Republican Scott Honour has made a fortune confounding doubters in the business world. Now he is out to do it in politics, without a shred of political experience or even his party’s endorsement.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 05:55 AM

Conflict-of-interest claims add heat to state auditor race

Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto is facing new criticism from political rivals for hosting a national state auditors’ convention in...

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Minnesota property taxes down, with help of state aid, credits

But Republicans say taxes actually are rising for all.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Supreme Court union dues ruling may upend Minnesota workers’ fight

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows state-paid home health workers to opt out of paying union dues could...

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 07:44 AM

Obama vows to keep listening, fighting

Band-shell speech, stop at job-training site end visit.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 09:49 PM

Obama presses for higher base wage, equal pay

Obama said he shares the frustrations of Minnesotans who went to college, work hard and still struggle to buy homes, pay for child care and dig out from student loan debt.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton is starting to sound like candidate Dayton

Dayton is starting to sketch out the political narrative that will shape his first-ever re-election campaign. He is talking more about his job-creation accomplishments.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 05:23 AM

Minnesota, Wisconsin are back negotiating tax reciprocity

Minnesota revenue officials on Thursday offered to lower Wisconsin’s annual payment by $1 million if the Badger State approves of the agreement by Sept. 30.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 10:59 PM

Minnesota parties fight for relevance in political primaries

DFL and GOP candidates are taking on endorsed candidates, forcing the parties to prove their relevance.

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 10:49 AM

Star Tribune buyer Glen Taylor has GOP tilt to giving

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says he tends to support moderate candidates from either party whose views are similar to his.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:51 PM

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