Baird Helgeson

Team leader | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-7193
Baird Helgeson leads a team of reporters who cover the city of Minneapolis. Previously, he was a reporter who wrote about Minnesota politics, the state budget, the administration and state agencies for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Baird Helgeson

Three generations of fly fishermen

On Wisconsin’s Namekagon River, a son shares the family tradition of fly fishing with his wife and two sons.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 07:06 AM

Minimum wage advocates take their fight to the State Fair

The fight to raise the state’s minimum wage pursued a higher profile Tuesday, as labor organizers and faith leaders converged on the State Fair to turn up pressure on legislators to raise the base wage to $9.50 an hour.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 10:58 PM

Aug. 21: Tobacco tax in bank for new stadium

The one-time tax imposed on tobacco inventories raised $30 million, more than enough to cover the state’s first bond payments on...

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 12:00 AM

Former DFL speaker now backing GOP push for tax cuts

The new levy could be a hindrance to investment in expanding high-speed Internet, official says.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 08:33 PM

S. Minnesota could be poised for economic transformation

Gov. Mark Dayton says a $6 billion Destination Medical Center could transform Rochester and become a powerful economic engine for the state.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 10:45 AM

Dayton, legislators look for storm relief without special session

Dayton, lawmakers trying to figure out how to help those hurt by summer storms without calling a potentially divisive...

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Dayton: No limits, no special session

GOP leaders say isn’t enough to approve storm relief and revisit a minor tax increase. They want to push for...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Dayton decries psych facility ‘blunder’

Bureaucratic lapse led to sex offender’s release from security hospital at St. Peter.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 09:36 PM

Minnesota gay and lesbian couples in wedding countdown

In courthouses and city halls around the state, wedding preparations are underway as the first gays and lesbians prepare for their new and uncharted lives as legally married couples.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 03:47 PM

July 13: Wash. state's journey offers lessons for Minn.

Even in Seattle, a marriage-equality epicenter, the issue is far from settled.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 10:11 PM

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