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Scott Gillespie

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Scott Gillespie has been editorial page editor since October 2007. He is responsible for the Star Tribune's editorial and opinion pages and Sunday Opinion Exchange section. Prior to his current assignment, Gillespie was managing editor at the Star Tribune, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the newsroom. During Gillespie’s five-year tenure as managing editor, the Star Tribune staff produced awarding-winning coverage on the death of Paul Wellstone, the war in Iraq, the collapse of the I-35W Bridge and dozens of other stories. Before being named managing editor in 2002, Gillespie was assistant managing editor for local news at the Star Tribune. He also served as the paper’s assistant managing editor for business news. He has more than 25 years of news reporting and editing experience at newspapers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He served as a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2004 and 2005. Gillespie has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been an adjunct faculty member in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul with his family. Follow @stribgilllespie
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Loons, wilderness and historic cabins define Burntside Lodge

Loons, wilderness and historic cabins define Burntside Lodge

About five years ago we told our two teenage sons that we might invest in a small family cabin in western Wisconsin. They were excited, as you might guess, but with a caveat. “We’ll still go to Burntside, won’t we?”
Scott Gillespie: Black victims of the police, ad infinitum

Scott Gillespie: Black victims of the police, ad infinitum

I've had too many occasions to recall a story I covered as a young reporter.
Remembering David Carr

Remembering David Carr

I didn't hire him, but he never looked back as his immense talents led him to the New York Times.
Pre-emptive PR on Kaler's new U contract

Pre-emptive PR on Kaler's new U contract

Before the ink was dry, president’s people were busily ‘reaching out’ to offer a positive spin.

Coach Kill turns health issue into a positive

"Chasing Dreams" fund will help kids with seizures, sometimes mistreated or forgotten.
Learning from our tweeting elders — or not

Learning from our tweeting elders — or not

Comparing the consequences of online missteps by state legislator, Rogers student.
Editorial Page Editor: Our 'Growing Minneapolis' series

Editorial Page Editor: Our 'Growing Minneapolis' series

The Editorial Board will make recommendations on how best to address job creation, growth-friendly transit, and disparities in education, income, housing and health.
The noisy state of celebrity, as practiced by Richard Sherman

The noisy state of celebrity, as practiced by Richard Sherman

A pro football player made the obligatory sideline interview a YouTube greatest hit.
The nation after Sandy Hook: Sadly unshaken

The nation after Sandy Hook: Sadly unshaken

Sure, the anniversary is jarring, but beyond that, America is going great guns.
Editorial Page Editor: The why and how of our endorsements

Editorial Page Editor: The why and how of our endorsements

They're always controversial, but you can be confident that they've been carefully considered. And they're never the last word.
Facing reality as a Twin Cities bike commuter

Facing reality as a Twin Cities bike commuter

Bike commuting in the Twin Cities is a competition, and it would be great to win or place once in awhile.
In New York, Rybak voices frustration with gun availability

In New York, Rybak voices frustration with gun availability

NEW YORK – Two U.S. mayors who are all too familiar with the toll of gun violence on city streets — Minneapolis Mayor R.T.…
Gov. Dayton vs. Shakopee hecklers

Gov. Dayton vs. Shakopee hecklers

The governor deserves credit for not backing down.
Reporter's legacy: Pulling back state's hidden layers

Reporter's legacy: Pulling back state's hidden layers

Larry Oakes, who died over the weekend, persisted in bringing difficult but important stories to light.
Wisconsin's governor looks ahead

Wisconsin's governor looks ahead

Gov. Scott Walker met with the Star Tribune Editorial Board on Thursday.
Short Takes: Wild makes a big score with Parise, Suter

Short Takes: Wild makes a big score with Parise, Suter

The oppressive heat that's hung over much of Minnesota the past week or so made it especially appealing to think about the upcoming hockey season as the hometown Wild courted Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Scott Gillespie: Things are worse in Wisconsin than in Minnesota

Scott Gillespie: Things are worse in Wisconsin than in Minnesota

A tale of two governors and their budget quandaries.
Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack

The story of how Vince Lombardi brought the Green Bay Packers from abysmal to spectacular is recounted by a Baltimore Sun columnist. Familiar ground for many, but well told.

NWA, Delta CEOs talk merger

Northwest Airlines' CEO Doug Steenland and Delta CEO Richard Anderson answer questions from Star Tribune editorial writers. These are excerpts from their answers.
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