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

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

Key issues stall in Minnesota Legislature

While they are in firm control of the House, the Senate and the governor’s office, DFLers have not agreed on the two major issues hanging over the Capitol — the minimum-wage hike and the proposed Senate office building.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 11:59 AM

GOP hopefuls find traction with Senate building

Five who are running for governor made a rare joint appearance to criticize a proposed Senate building.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 11:26 PM

Medical marijuana advocates bash Dayton's stance

Backers press for legalization, saying suffering patients shouldn’t have to wait for a proposed $2 million study.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 10:54 PM

DFL House leaders want targeted property tax relief

House committees want property tax relief to help homeowners, farmers, renters and businesses.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 08:59 PM

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