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Baird Helgeson

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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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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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@BairdStrib — 5,157 followers, 1,196 tweets

Jun 20, 2017

@StarTribune editors and reporters watching dashcam footage from Officer Yanez trial. https://t.co/jRgG4HlA15

Jun 07, 2017

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura has a new gig — on Russian television  http://strib.mn/2rCEgiQ 

Jun 03, 2017

Fearing potential rollbacks, women scramble for IUDs, other long-acting birth control  http://strib.mn/2s3lzWz 

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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.