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

Minnesota marriage vote could bring down GOP legislator

Rep. David FitzSimmons is in a fight for his seat as a challenger questions his conservative credentials.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 12:48 PM

GOP hopefuls claw for a shot at DFL Gov. Dayton’s job

Money will talk in a wide-open race that promises surprises in the quest for the governor’s seat.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Dayton picks chief of staff Tina Smith for running mate

Chief of staff Tina Smith brings strong business connections, DFL ties and trust from the governor

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Minnesota Supreme Court clears the way for new Vikings stadium

Public financing of the $1 billion Vikings stadium is back on track after the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a last-minute legal challenge that threatened to delay the project.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 05:45 AM

St. Paul Port Authority committee approves purchase of Macy's store

The agency will try to encourage reuse of the building.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 08:12 PM

Republicans lean on MNsure to make case against Dayton

Rocky rollout could hurt governor in campaign for a second term. But DFLers are confident problems will be resolved.

Updated: January 19, 2014, - 03:55 PM

Embattled MNsure director resigns amid criticism

With enrollment deadline looming, exchange board replaces April Todd-Malmlov with veteran health care leader Scott Leitz.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 10:58 AM

Jan. 15, 2014: Dayton gets chance to reshape ticket as Lt. Gov. departs

Prettner Solon will finish term but won’t join boss in seeking another.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon to reveal her political future Tuesday

The 67-year-old Democrat has spent the last three years as a quiet leader in the areas of sustainable energy and broad transportation initiatives.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 10:04 AM

Gambling critics blast Minnesota lottery's online expansion plans

Lottery officials say exhaustive studies of similar online gambling operations in other countries contradict the criticism.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 07:09 PM

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