Jim Spencer

Washington Correspondent
Phone: 202-383-6123
Jim Spencer works in the Star Tribune’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He covers the intersection of Minnesota businesses and industry with national politics, legislation and regulation. Spencer has more than three decades’ experience as a news reporter, columnist, feature writer and sports writer.

Recent content from Jim Spencer

Tim Pawlenty trades in politics to lobby for financial industry

The former Minnesota governor is quitting his position as national co-chair for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and stepping into a high-paying job -- his predecessor was paid $1.8 million a year -- leading the Financial Services Roundtable.

Updated: September 21, 2012, - 06:44 AM

WNBA champion Lynx take it to the White House

The president ticked off superlatives for the first major league Minnesota team in 20 years to win a championship.

Updated: September 19, 2012, - 06:38 AM

Private firms pay off for Minnesota pension fund

The state's return on those investments ranked third in U.S.

Updated: September 17, 2012, - 08:28 PM

Farmers rally for action on stalled farm bill

Their message: The law, dogged by election-year politics, affects the whole economy.

Updated: September 12, 2012, - 09:28 PM

Delta seeks oil connection

The airline is looking at a plan to draw on North Dakota crude - at a possible savings.

Updated: September 06, 2012, - 09:10 PM

Big boxes at a crossroads

Two suburbs took different paths when Kmarts closed.

Updated: September 01, 2012, - 09:16 PM

Facial recognition: They know who you are

3M and others are pushing hard into facial recognition technology, but concerns persist about privacy.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 05:20 PM

Broadband battle hits rural areas

Cable and Internet providers, who see unfair competition, oppose government initiatives such as Lake County's.

Updated: August 13, 2012, - 09:50 PM

State's farmers escape worst of drought

Minnesota corn growers expect a relatively good crop, considering the devastation that a dry summer has inflicted elsewhere.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 08:56 PM

Drought is likely to drive up prices, send corn forecast to 17-year low

USDA projects corn yields at a 17-year low; Minnesota has escaped the worst.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 11:15 AM

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