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

Short take: Health care progress

Feds are serious about exchanges, and so are Minnesotans.

Updated: January 21, 2012, - 03:41 PM

Romney, Paul at opposite extremes

Just look at their views on the military.

Updated: January 11, 2012, - 03:50 PM

Short take: Iowa chutzpah

Here's what happened when two CNN bigwigs encountered two sassy Iowa women.

Updated: January 04, 2012, - 04:37 PM

Michele Bachmann needs Tim Tebow

Because that may be what it will take to save her campaign after her Iowa campaign co-chair skedaddled for Ron Paul.

Updated: December 29, 2011, - 10:06 PM

Pawlenty makes cameo in Romney ad

But don't blink because you'll miss him.

Updated: December 29, 2011, - 07:12 PM

Iowa could be Ron Paul's finest hour

A win in Iowa could well energize his campaign, but what will it mean in the long run?

Updated: December 21, 2011, - 01:43 PM

Oct. 16, 2004: Town united in grief, divided on war

On the way to the barbershop on Friday, 4-year-old Riley Palmer noticed that many people in North Branch were sad.His...

Updated: December 13, 2011, - 11:30 AM

March 2, 2005: Marshall stops to honor fallen Guardsman

Some brought yellow roses, a floral tribute to a fallen warrior, as they came Tuesday to mourn Minnesota National Guard...

Updated: December 07, 2011, - 04:08 PM

Ron Paul ad attacks Gingrich for 'serial hypocrisy'

GOP presidential candidate releases ad attacking Newt Gingrich.

Updated: December 01, 2011, - 08:16 PM

Jill Burcum: And the snow fell

Winter will never be more than an endurance test for many of us. But I’ve come to think of it like running a marathon.

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 10:06 PM

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