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

Pawlenty does his part with blistering barbs

Former governor made pitch for the GOP ticket that passed him by.

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 11:14 PM

With Ryan, GOP hopes to turn Minnesota red

Many Midwestern Republicans believe Paul Ryan's nomination for vice president could become a crucial factor that helps nudge Minnesota squarely into battleground territory.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 11:22 PM

Minnesotans vote for Paul

State's delegation cast 33 votes for Rep. Paul, the largest bloc of any state.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 09:38 PM

Ron Paul supporters prep for battle

Gov. Scott Walker proclaims Minnesota and Wisconsin key in the presidential race and Ron Paul supporters prepare for battle as...

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 02:16 PM

New blood energizes GOP

In the first national GOP assembly since the Tea Party emerged from the ashes of the Republicans' loss to Barack Obama in 2008, signs of fresh growth are in Tampa.

Updated: August 28, 2012, - 08:25 AM

Minnesotans are in the mix as GOP fights over its brand

Rep. Bachmann and Ron Paul's state chair threatened efforts to show that Republicans solidly support Romney.

Updated: August 27, 2012, - 09:26 AM

Duluth's Gauthier: 'I am done'

The Duluth legislator, who admitted to police that he had oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, has bowed to relentless pressure from DFL leaders and will not seek a second term.

Updated: August 23, 2012, - 10:00 AM

DFL leaders want Gauthier to quit race

They say Duluth DFLer's alleged encounter with a teen was unseemly.

Updated: August 20, 2012, - 07:37 PM

Zellers calls on Gauthier to resign

Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers has asked a DFL legislator to resign after an investigation revealed he had a sexual encounter with a teenage boy at a rest stop in Duluth last month.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 09:18 PM

Aug. 16: Gauthier won't face charges for sex encounter

Teen and representative both say act was consensual.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 07:40 PM

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