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Baird Helgeson

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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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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Nov 11, 2017

Read this! — Senior home residents abused and ignored across Minnesota 

Nov 07, 2017

Melvin Carter is St. Paul's new mayor; Frey leads in Minneapolis 

Sep 19, 2017

Court fight between Gov. Mark Dayton, lawmakers shines light on hefty legislative expenses 

Aug 27, 2017

Grim prospect of 'womb raiders' raised in case of missing Fargo woman 

Aug 12, 2017

'Justine should not have died,' her father tells crowd at memorial service 

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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.