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: Paulsen's diligence

It's clear why many see him as the go-to guy in Congress on complex medical device regulatory issues.

Updated: June 04, 2011, - 09:18 PM

Mississippi should have made list

A prominent river advocacy group missed an opportunity in the past week to highlight the plight of Minnesota's south-metro stretch of the Mississippi River.

Updated: May 22, 2011, - 08:38 AM

Iran 'spy trial' delayed; Minnesotans remain hopeful

Without explanation, Iran called off the scheduled hearing today of two U.S. hikers.

Updated: May 11, 2011, - 11:28 AM

Celebrations of bin Laden's death in poor taste

The exuberance on display Sunday night did not compliment our nation.

Updated: May 02, 2011, - 05:45 PM

Short take: Reagan budget guru on the attack

David Stockman derides Democrats and Republican deficit-reducing plans.

Updated: April 25, 2011, - 09:08 PM

Short take: Anoka County losing 'class act’

Longtime Anoka County Board member Dan Erhart had it exactly right when he was asked earlier this year to sum...

Updated: April 23, 2011, - 12:46 PM

Troopers use laptops on the road, but ticket others for texting?

There's a double standard at work here.

Updated: April 22, 2011, - 10:13 PM

Short take: Balance federal books yourself

Armchair politicians, here's your chance to balance the federal budget.

Updated: April 16, 2011, - 08:05 PM

Nonprofit health insurers feel the heat

Some of it is coming from an 'extremely bright' but 'eccentric' ex-industry insider.

Updated: April 03, 2011, - 09:28 AM

Arne Carlson criticizes Wisconsin governor's tactics

He's not a fan of Walker’s hardline approach and says the state -- and the nation -- would be served by more pragmatic leadership that unites people around public policy instead of dividing them.

Updated: March 30, 2011, - 08:40 AM

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