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

(Updated) Predicting an end to the debt ceiling debate

Here’s Star Tribune editorial board member Jill Burcum's best guess as to how it will unfold.

Updated: July 29, 2011, - 02:44 PM

Dairyland ad is dirty politics

Somebody is impersonating actor Morgan Freeman in Wisconsin attack ad.

Updated: July 28, 2011, - 07:48 PM

In praise of heat

It's impossible in this Amazon rainforest heat to venture outside and not feel like a soggy, oversteamed vegetable in less than a minute.

Updated: July 18, 2011, - 07:14 PM

Michele Bachmann vs. Bill O'Reilly

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann found herself on the hot seat Monday night in a usually friendly place: Fox News.

Updated: July 12, 2011, - 12:00 PM

Pawlenty vs. Bachmann

Why attacking her legislative record isn't likely to pay off for Pawlenty.

Updated: July 12, 2011, - 10:09 AM

Jill Burcum: Elder statesmen and the state budget impasse

If they can stake out the middle ground and provide a new, uncreased roadmap to get there, they’ll have done a real service for the state.

Updated: July 05, 2011, - 05:59 PM

Short take: An early bet on GOP in budget in stalemate

Dayton’s leverage in budget negotiations now depends on how long he’s willing to keep core constituencies out of work.

Updated: July 01, 2011, - 04:59 PM

Short take: AMA backs health plan mandate

The nod of support from the nation's most influential doctor's organization is a triumph of pragmatism over ideology, according to Editorial Writer Jill Burcum.

Updated: June 21, 2011, - 03:21 PM

Bachmann strategist was right

Ed Rollins stepped on some sensitive toes in the Palin camp, but he’s absolutely right. And he doesn’t owe anybody an apology.

Updated: June 10, 2011, - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED): The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming!

Sarah Palin's twisted take on Paul Revere’s historic ride.

Updated: June 06, 2011, - 09:26 PM

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