Baird Helgeson on Muck Rack

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.

Read Full Bio →


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.

Search Tweets

Twitter Feed

@BairdStrib — 5,429 followers, 1,217 tweets

What are the odds? Extra point in Vikings game counts for gamblers 
RT @mvnclv: Report of a shooting at Minneapolis City Hall in the police section working to get details. Chief Medaria Arradondo…
These Minnesota schools with low-income students are beating the odds 
Minnesota Sen. Dan Schoen to resign after sex harassment claims 
Show More

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.