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

Minnesota tax relief on fast track in House

With a sizable surplus forecast, House pushes for $500 million in tax breaks.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Day 1 of legislative session: Budget surplus fight begins

A nearly $1 billion state surplus and an upcoming election put added pressure on legislators.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:15 PM

As session opens, race is on to offer tax relief

GOP jumps the opening gavel, but Dems won’t be far behind.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 10:05 PM

Minnesota Poll: Most say any budget surplus should be returned to taxpayers

Legislators heading back to the Capitol on Tuesday should know two important things about Minnesotans: A strong majority say they...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 06:25 AM

Legislative session sets stage for fierce campaign battle

An intensifying partisan scuffle has already upped the political stakes for the legislative session.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:11 AM

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

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