Jill Burcum

Editorial Writer
Phone: 612-673-7846
Jill Burcum has been an 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

Jill Burcum: The stimulus in only 1,588 pages

The economic stimulus plan has a price tag within shouting distance of $1 trillion. So what does that mindboggling amount of money buy the nation?

Updated: February 11, 2009, - 06:51 PM

A little light reading...readthestimulus.org

President Obama’s economic stimulus plan has a price tag within shouting distance of $1 trillion. So what does that mindboggling...

Updated: February 10, 2009, - 04:48 PM

A light jab from the Economist

The Economist lightly tweaked Minnesota this week as the British news magazine updated readers on the never-ending Senate race between...

Updated: February 10, 2009, - 04:10 PM

The president's guest Op/Ex

The president who wielded email, social networking sites and Internet fundraising to win election turned to a traditional media venue...

Updated: February 05, 2009, - 10:36 AM

Daschle's problem with cars

As the controversy over Tom Daschle’s tax problems rose this week, this old campaign TV ad surfaced. Circa 1986, the...

Updated: February 04, 2009, - 12:04 PM

Big Stone II gets boost from Thune

Was recent action by the Environmental Protection Agency a project killer for the controversial proposed Big Stone II coal plant?Some...

Updated: February 02, 2009, - 01:31 PM

Federal leadership role for Mayo's Cortese?

More and more southern Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic appears poised to put its stamp on the historic and much-needed overhaul of...

Updated: February 02, 2009, - 01:26 PM

Time to lift Sunday liquor limits?

The memo from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States offers some interesting food— or maybe that should be...

Updated: January 30, 2009, - 03:14 PM

Beanie babies and booty calls

The maker of Beanie Babies has begun selling two plush girl dolls with the same names as the new First...

Updated: January 26, 2009, - 05:22 PM

Should states set tougher car emission standards?

The New York Times broke a huge environmental policy story Sunday night, reporting that the Obama administration will today order...

Updated: January 26, 2009, - 12:14 PM

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