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Baird Helgeson

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Minneapolis, Minn.
Deputy Metro Editor — Star Tribune
Covers:  city government., taxes., minnesota state government, minnesota governor, minnesota lottery, mark dayton, state budget, politics.

Baird Helgeson is deputy metro editor for the Star Tribune.

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Biography

Baird Helgeson covers Minnesota state government and politics for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Before that, he was a senior general assignment reporter for the Tampa Tribune. He has worked as a reporter at the Duluth News Tribune, the Rochester Post-Bulletin and the Minot Daily News.

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Sep 19, 2017

Court fight between Gov. Mark Dayton, lawmakers shines light on hefty legislative expenses  http://strib.mn/2xQ3eQ0 

Aug 27, 2017

Grim prospect of 'womb raiders' raised in case of missing Fargo woman  http://strib.mn/2viZLZm 

Aug 12, 2017

'Justine should not have died,' her father tells crowd at memorial service  http://strib.mn/2vNj8cx 

Aug 10, 2017

What you can — and cannot — see in renovation of State Capitol  http://strib.mn/2tUOWXT 

Jul 30, 2017

Still grieving, family and friends remember Justine Ruszczyk Damond  http://strib.mn/2v7iUg0 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

City government reporter for the Minot Daily News.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Only in an antique shop.

How is social media changing news?

It has made it much easier not to miss things, but the blizzard of information has made it harder to dig deeper and find truer stories.