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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.

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.