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

S. Minnesota could be poised for economic transformation

Gov. Mark Dayton says a $6 billion Destination Medical Center could transform Rochester and become a powerful economic engine for the state.

Updated: August 18, 2013, - 10:45 AM

Dayton, legislators look for storm relief without special session

Dayton, lawmakers trying to figure out how to help those hurt by summer storms without calling a potentially divisive...

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Dayton: No limits, no special session

GOP leaders say isn’t enough to approve storm relief and revisit a minor tax increase. They want to push for...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Dayton decries psych facility ‘blunder’

Bureaucratic lapse led to sex offender’s release from security hospital at St. Peter.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 09:36 PM

Minnesota gay and lesbian couples in wedding countdown

In courthouses and city halls around the state, wedding preparations are underway as the first gays and lesbians prepare for their new and uncharted lives as legally married couples.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 03:47 PM

July 13: Wash. state's journey offers lessons for Minn.

Even in Seattle, a marriage-equality epicenter, the issue is far from settled.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 10:11 PM

June 23: Brodkorb firing ‘flabbergasted’ ex-GOP Senate leader

Although Sen. Michelle Fischbach now defends Brodkorb’s dismissal, the then-Senate president is heard on tape telling Brodkorb that her fellow GOP senators who orchestrated his firing, “messed this up every possible way they can."

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Hot Dish Politics: Minnesota sales tax remains unloved but unchanged

One of the nastiest fights of the recent legislative session came over a proposal to dramatically broaden the state sales...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Minnesota Poll: Support gay marriage? 46% say I do

Support is strongest among young, urban Democrats, with opposition throughout rural areas and among older voters, the Minnesota Poll finds.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 06:12 AM

Tom Stinson retires as Minnesota's state economist

In the job for 26 years, Stinson says Minnesota’s long-term future depends on developing a skilled, energetic and educated workforce.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 10:59 AM

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