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

Thanks for nuthin', this turkey gulps

Stopping short of a pardon, Gov. Dayton sided with the law and sent the bird back to the farm.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 10:30 PM

Governor won't stand for Vikings stadium seat licenses

The team owners stood their ground on the issue, saying that seat licensing was included in the final agreement passed by the Legislature.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 12:14 AM

Taking over state Legislature is a delicate task for DFL

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't squander Minnesotans' vote of confidence in the upcoming session.

Updated: November 11, 2012, - 06:04 AM

Same-sex marriage ban defeated

Backers of the proposed marriage amendment to the Minnesota Constitution admitted defeat early Wednesday morning.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 01:28 PM

Fights over marriage, voter ID go down to wire

Across Minnesota, volunteers and politicians are dug in for the final stretch before Election Day.

Updated: November 04, 2012, - 06:38 AM

Two sides of marriage fight make closing arguments

Debate comes in final days of deadlocked, expensive campaign.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 09:05 AM

Marriage amendment frenzy escalates as anti forces rally at U

The fight over the marriage amendment intensified Monday when a star-studded group of opponents joined Minnesota politicians for a rally.

Updated: October 30, 2012, - 06:36 AM

Minnesota Poll: Deadlock on marriage question in state

Support for gay marriage ban is shy of level needed to amend Constitution.

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 05:30 PM

Marriage amendment: Ad links gay marriage, schools

Minnesota for Marriage TV spot creates firestorm before vote as foes call it misleading.

Updated: October 26, 2012, - 05:34 AM

Marriage amendment: Soul-searching over future as Catholics

The Seivert family: Support of daughter prompts soul-searching over future as Catholics.

Updated: October 25, 2012, - 05:44 AM

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