Jill Burcum

Editorial Writer
Phone: 612-673-7846
Jill Burcum has been an columnist/editorial writer since March 2008, joining the editorial board after working in the Star Tribune newsroom as an editor and reporter. She writes on a broad number of topics, but is particularly interested in health care, suburban issues and energy policy. Burcum has won numerous awards for her news coverage. Her work helped spur an FDA shutdown of a Georgia tissue bank and caused a Minnesota company to pull a dangerous supplement off the market after football player Korey Stringer's death. In 2009, she won her second Premack Award for public affairs journalism for an editorial that called for a nonpartisan inquiry into ethics allegations in the state attorney general's office. Burcum graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in 1991 and started her career as a reporter for the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Burcum has previously worked for Mayo Clinic and Ican Inc. She lives in Andover with her husband and two children.

Recent content from Jill Burcum

High-profile iPhone grab is new hit to metro-area sense of safety

The device made former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew the target for an attack at a Mall of America Starbucks.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 07:20 AM

Minnesota's auditor has earned praise and another term

For three decades, Jim Nobles has brought accountability to state government.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 06:25 PM

Go, Batkid, go!

5-year-old cancer patient's big day and dream come true was fun for all.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 06:43 PM

Ideology ratings: Minnesota's John Kline and Al Franken

The National Journal calculated its rankings based on roll-call votes on key issues.

Updated: February 20, 2013, - 09:33 PM

Olympic wrestling: Tradition and ideals take a fall

The Olympics without wrestling will sting especially hard in Minnesota.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 08:59 PM

The United States -- a nation of nations

America's stew is more complex than you think. But somehow its people usually find common ground when it matters most.

Updated: February 09, 2013, - 09:20 PM

Cashing in on doomsday

Many so-called end-of-the-world prophets are really all about profit.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 09:26 PM

Fiscal responsibility, gangnam style

An 81-year-old former senator has a message about the fiscal cliff for the "old coots" in Congress.

Updated: December 05, 2012, - 04:11 PM

Biden's awkward moment

Vice president serves up monologue fodder at biker hangout.

Updated: September 10, 2012, - 06:08 PM

Health care: A prairie vision

By administering Medicaid at a local level, an initiative in southwestern Minnesota hopes to save money and improve care. It could well be a pioneering model.

Updated: September 02, 2012, - 03:02 PM

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