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Baird Helgeson

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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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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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What are the odds? Extra point in Vikings game counts for gamblers  http://strib.mn/2mIB6XQ 
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  http://strib.mn/2nf7ILo 
Minnesota Sen. Dan Schoen to resign after sex harassment claims  http://strib.mn/2Bbz2gu 
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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.