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

DFL is pushing economic equality for women

Legislative measure would tackle income gap and strengthen protections for working women in the state.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Minnesota Senate adds $209 million to spending plan

Proposal has money for education, prisons and raises for home health workers, but Gov. Dayton is wary of growth.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Due a state tax refund? Wait until Thursday to file, state says

Consumers eager to take advantage of rebates for new tax changes should be able to file their forms by Thursday.The...

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Key issues stall in Minnesota Legislature

While they are in firm control of the House, the Senate and the governor’s office, DFLers have not agreed on the two major issues hanging over the Capitol — the minimum-wage hike and the proposed Senate office building.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 11:59 AM

GOP hopefuls find traction with Senate building

Five who are running for governor made a rare joint appearance to criticize a proposed Senate building.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 11:26 PM

Medical marijuana advocates bash Dayton's stance

Backers press for legalization, saying suffering patients shouldn’t have to wait for a proposed $2 million study.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 10:54 PM

DFL House leaders want targeted property tax relief

House committees want property tax relief to help homeowners, farmers, renters and businesses.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Minnesota legislators weigh Super Bowl tax breaks

A tax relief package designed to lure the Super Bowl to Minneapolis is running up against the limits of bipartisan zeal for cutting taxes at the Capitol this year.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Dayton signs $444M in tax relief; more than a million to see breaks

Bill also bolsters rainy day fund, kills some business taxes

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 06:02 AM

GOP senators refuse to be rushed on sweeping tax-relief measure

Gov. Mark Dayton, DFLers criticized the Republican holdouts for delaying the time-sensitive bill.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:52 PM

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