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

Senate GOP blasts DFLers for consultant

Senate Republicans accuse their Democratic counterparts of paying a consultant who also has special media access to Senate floor debates.The...

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 10:17 AM

Minnesota is close to new gun limits

Minnesota could be on the verge of breakthrough changes in some of its gun laws, as a bipartisan group of lawmakers heads toward passing a bill to end firearm ownership for convicted stalkers and domestic abusers.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Minnesota Senate votes to ban online lottery ticket sales

Minnesota’s fledgling online lottery operation has been thrown into jeopardy as the state Senate passed a measure Friday banning Internet...

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Minnesota Lottery leader feels the heat from Legislature

Bipartisan group of legislators seeks to stop online ticket sales.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 06:09 AM

Medical marijuana advocates continue push in Minnesota Legislature

Doctors share support, though none were present.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Dayton's recovery from surgery puts campaign load on running mate

With her boss back in St. Paul recuperating from hip surgery, Tina Smith is front and center in Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election effort.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 08:15 AM

State pursues new visitors with ‘Only in Minnesota’ campaign

Tourism officials are spending millions more to reach new markets.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 09:45 PM

For Minnesota DFL, GOP, the race for campaign cash is on

Fundraising reports help size up governor, House races as they prepare to heat up.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 11:06 PM

April 14: Minnesota makes history with largest minimum wage hike

The bill, signed into law Monday, will raise the base wage from $6.15 to $9.50 an hour and give raises to more than 325,000 Minnesotans.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:18 PM

There's plenty on the line for GOP, House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt

Lacking the votes to block DFL initiatives, Daudt’s only real strategy is dragging out floor debates and trying to land body blows where he can.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 05:52 AM

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