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

$1 billion in state building projects nears final OK

Affordable housing, higher education and convention centers seen as big winners.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Dayton's veto threat over sprinklers sparks showdown

Dayton, legislative leaders at odds over a home sprinkler ban provision in bonding bill.

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Nearly 1 million Minnesotans could see more tax relief

A $103 million tax relief package has bipartisan support in the Legislature.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Minnesota lottery officials try to salvage online sales

Minnesota State Lottery officials have been meeting daily with legislators to broker a compromise that would allow them to continue selling tickets online while prohibiting any new initiatives.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Minnesota revenue officials racing to get refunds out

The tax break passed in the middle of filing season has revenue officials scrambling.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Senate wants $1.16 billion for higher education, transportation, housing

Several Republicans are critical of the proposal, which was unveiled with two weeks left in the session.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:52 AM

DFLers seek late boost in construction spending

Senate DFLers plan to announce an $850 million spending plan Monday morning, but DFL leaders are trying to persuade Republicans to support a higher amount of state-backed debt.

Updated: May 04, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Jim Oberstar, Iron Range's longtime congressman, dies at 79

First elected from Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District in 1974, he served until he was upset at the polls by Republican Chip Cravaack in 2010.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Minnesota House OKs gun ban for abusers, stalkers

Stalkers, domestic abusers would be restricted; support is bipartisan.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 08:55 AM

Thursday: Dayton pushes education, transportation

Gov. Mark Dayton prodded legislators to invest more in education and transportation and to be more ambitious in spending on state projects.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 06:36 AM

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