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

Feds open conservation land to grazing, cutting

After a torrential spring, officials opened conservation land to livestock grazing and hay cutting.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Target signs legal brief backing gay marriage

Support is a first for the retailer, which faced boycotts in 2010 Minnesota governor’s race for links to anti-gay marriage Republican candidate.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 05:23 AM

White House praises state's adult job training as national model

Since its inception, FastTRAC officials say, the program has served 3,000 Minnesotans

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 08:04 PM

Mayo Clinic sees bright future for personalized medicine

A clinic official says the institution aims to use “specific genetic findings in a patient.”

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 12:08 PM

Export bank battle worries Minnesota businesses

Republican rift threatens funding for the federal bank, which helps companies sell to foreign buyers.

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 09:19 AM

White House poses new hurdle for Medtronic-Covidien deal

Treasury secretary wants law barring companies from shifting headquarters abroad, retroactive to May.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 09:46 AM

National sweetener battle grows increasingly bitter

Minnesota ag titans Cargill and American Crystal Sugar face off in a legal fight that even doctors say isn’t about...

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Suit seeks to stop Medtronic purchase of Covidien

Filer says Covidien shareholders will lose on undervalued stocks as its board members benefit.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 06:08 AM

Hobby Lobby case empowers millions of businesses to sue, experts say

Minnesota law professors said the justices’ ruling lacks critical details about who gets to sue and what constitutes protected religious beliefs. Those details will have to be worked out case by case in lower courts.

Updated: July 06, 2014, - 11:54 AM

Ginsburg cites Minnesota case in dissent

In 1985 Minnesota case, a health club could not discriminate against employees based on religious beliefs.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 12:02 PM

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