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

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

Black voters targeted in Minnesota's marriage amendment fight

NAACP president urges "no" vote; church leaders divided.

Updated: October 23, 2012, - 06:20 AM

Minnesota's marriage amendment fight funded by Catholics across U.S.

Church officials said the money isn't coming from collection plates.

Updated: October 18, 2012, - 10:34 PM

Cravaack and Nolan battle for votes in Eighth District debate

Eighth District candidates, locked in dead heat, clash over health care, voting records.

Updated: October 16, 2012, - 09:56 PM

Minnesota mayors urge change in state aid

They asked Gov. Dayton to help provide stability in their budgeting and prevent further cuts from the Legislature.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 09:19 PM

Catholic Knights of Columbus battle for marriage measure

Catholic Knights of Columbus providing crucial manpower and money to pass the amendment.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 07:21 AM

Minnesota gets $145M extra in tax revenue

Minnesota tax collections beat estimates by $145 million over the past three months as the strengthening economy caused consumer spending to rise.

Updated: October 10, 2012, - 09:05 PM

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