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Baird Helgeson

Minneapolis, Minn.
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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@BairdStrib — 5,095 followers, 1,191 tweets

May 15, 2017

RT @StribRoper: From flush to fertilizer? Researchers search for benefits in ash from human waste 

May 11, 2017

Fulton releasing beer celebrating Star Tribune's 150th anniversary 

May 09, 2017

Congressman Tom Emmer's staff calls for apology from Lino Lakes over menacing social media post 

May 02, 2017

RT @motarola123: Ten minutes until Edina City Council meeting starts. A few other items before tobacco sales vote. Follow this thread for updates.

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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.