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

Minnesotans could face tax on clothing, tattoos, dating services

Senate plan breaks with Dayton and looks to also target tobacco, clothing, not alcohol.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 12:04 PM

Minnesota alcohol tax hike proposal stirs state

Brewer says a higher tax would hit hard; legislators say it’ll barely be felt.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 10:50 PM

April 16: House DFL goes after drinkers, smokers, high earners

In DFL plan, money raised from the wealthy, smokers and drinkers is used to repay schools, for property tax relief...

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 10:49 PM

Gov. Dayton leads the call at Capitol to legalize same-sex marriage

Rally in sleet and cold aims to persuade undecided legislators.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Drugmaker Baxter International has big plans for Brooklyn Park plant

Baxter International is seeking subsidies for $300 million renovation in Brooklyn Park.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 05:40 AM

DFL still a long way from deal on budget

DFL legislative leaders are trying to convey a sense of calm and harmony, but beneath the surface they are scrambling to piece together a budget deal.

Updated: April 14, 2013, - 07:55 PM

Senate DFLers revive sales tax on clothing, over-the-counter drugs

Proposals abandoned by Gov. Dayton find new life in the Senate DFL’s tax overhaul plan.

Updated: April 12, 2013, - 12:20 PM

4 Minnesota political parties call for gay marriage

Some Minnesota political party leaders are turning up pressure on legislators to legalize same-sex marriage in the state this year.“This...

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:23 PM

Minnesotans wrestle with gay marriage at Capitol, around state

As legislators decide on legalizing gay marriage, they listen intently to voters’ voices.

Updated: April 07, 2013, - 06:15 AM

Dayton says gambling regulators failed to make data sources clear

His administration says transparency was lacking in projections of e-pulltab revenues.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 08:22 PM

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