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.

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June 23: Brodkorb firing ‘flabbergasted’ ex-GOP Senate leader

Although Sen. Michelle Fischbach now defends Brodkorb’s dismissal, the then-Senate president is heard on tape telling Brodkorb that her fellow GOP senators who orchestrated his firing, “messed this up every possible way they can."

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Hot Dish Politics: Minnesota sales tax remains unloved but unchanged

One of the nastiest fights of the recent legislative session came over a proposal to dramatically broaden the state sales...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Minnesota Poll: Support gay marriage? 46% say I do

Support is strongest among young, urban Democrats, with opposition throughout rural areas and among older voters, the Minnesota Poll finds.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 06:12 AM

Tom Stinson retires as Minnesota's state economist

In the job for 26 years, Stinson says Minnesota’s long-term future depends on developing a skilled, energetic and educated workforce.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 10:59 AM

Minnesota pulls in $300 million tax windfall; schools stand to gain

Tax collections outpace predictions; schools stand to gain.

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Hotdish Politics: Gov. Dayton predicts uneasy time for elected leaders

Gov. Mark Dayton is coming off a string of political victories.The DFL-controlled Legislature helped him deliver on his pledge to...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 05:23 PM

In 6th District, Republican jousting begins

Firebrand Bachmann helped mobilize DFL; its hopes may now dim.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:48 PM

End of Legislative session means it's campaign time for politicians

Exhausted DFL and Republican legislators quickly turned their attention to voters around the state.

Updated: May 26, 2013, - 07:01 AM

Union showdown takes center stage at Minnesota Capitol

The Legislature’s final testy days became a battle on the most sweeping union expansion in Minnesota in recent history. Vocal...

Updated: May 19, 2013, - 12:30 AM

Minnesota borrowing proposal fails on mostly party-line vote

A frustrated House DFLer, Alice Hausman, said there is no time to salvage the proposal by Monday’s adjournment.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 04:16 PM

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