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

Franken wants free school lunch for more low-income students

Even as Minnesota legislators vote to provide more state aid, the senator vows to ask federal taxpayers to pick up the tab for reduced-priced school meals.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 02:15 PM

Using surplus, DFL, GOP jockey to be tax-cut heroes

Racing an April 15 target, both sides pile onto the relief bandwagon to repeal or cut taxes and take advantage...

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 10:44 PM

Dayton blasts DFL senators for slow approval of tax relief

Dayton said Senate leaders were holding hostage a middle-class tax-relief package until they get a new multimillion-dollar office building.

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 08:53 AM

Franken wants free school lunch for more low-income students

Even as Minnesota legislators vote to provide more state aid, the senator vows to ask federal taxpayers to pick up the tab for reduced-priced school meals.

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 09:06 AM

Tax break proposal isn't likely to reach Dayton's desk by deadline

Governor wants package of tax breaks passed so he can sign it Wednesday

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 07:20 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton makes a sudden shift on medical marijuana

After meeting with medical marijuana advocates, Dayton said he would direct his top commissioners and staffers to see if some compromise could be reached in the remaining two months of the legislative session.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 08:43 AM

Gov. Dayton seeks bigger tax cuts in new budget

His budget calls for $616 million in relief, up from the $500 million sought by House DFLers. Reserves also would...

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Dayton plan looks to cut 1,000 laws

Governor targets the outdated and antiquated in a bid to streamline government. The GOP tells him to aim higher.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 09:50 PM

Six months of same-sex marriage: State confronts profound change

Nearly 3,000 couples are settling in to married life and its legal consequences while opponents wrestle with the quick shift.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 09:29 AM

Minnesota budget surplus grows to $1.23 billion

The money gained in a strengthening economy is already igniting a legislative fight over what to do with the windfall.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 09:38 PM

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