Lori Sturdevant

Editorial writer and columnist
Phone: 612-673-4505
Lori Sturdevant writes editorials and a weekly column about topics she has covered for more than 30 years, state government and politics. She joined the Minneapolis Tribune as a summer replacement reporter in 1975, returned as a reporter in 1976, and was lead Capitol reporter and a newsroom assignment editor before joining the editorial staff in 1992. A native of South Dakota, Lori is a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a member of that institution’s Board of Trustees. She has been the editor or co-author of nine books, including “A Man’s Reach: The Autobiography of Elmer L. Andersen,” “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement,” and “The Pillsburys of Minnesota.” Her latest book is “Citizen Swain: Tales of a Minnesota Life,” by Tom H. Swain, to be released in April 2015 by University of Minnesota Press. Lori lives in St. Paul with her husband; they have three grown children.

Recent content from Lori Sturdevant

Minnesota's bridges are still out there, aging

Of particular concern is infrastructure essentially untouched in 40 years.

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 06:47 PM

It's a Minnesota party role reversal on nursing home funding

House Republicans want to spend, and Senate DFLers want to bargain.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 06:50 PM

Senate office building: This space coming soon, with vacancy

The new Senate office building could accommodate its opponents in 2016. Or, they could choose the costlier option.

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 06:22 PM

It's not nice to mess with the Mother of MinnesotaCare

But if you do change health policy — and Republicans want to — it would pay to involve an expert like former state Sen. Linda Berglin.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 07:04 PM

Sturdevant: At MnSCU, can 'Steven's project' be a shared goal?

The path forward, now that the chancellor and faculty union are on speaking terms again.

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 09:53 AM

Funding for disabled and long-term care? It's personal

That’s true for those it affects, and it’s true for a legislator with a proposal.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 07:12 PM

An ailing paid-leave bill and the ripples of good health

This legislation matters for all Minnesotans, not just those lacking employer empathy.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 06:50 PM

The State GOP on the surplus: A blunt, mixed message

It depended on whether you were hearing from legislators or the party chair. So, about that …

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 06:46 PM

Minnesota's road needs will continue after its wallet thins out

Do legislators rejoicing in a budget surplus have a plan if a gas tax increase is dead?

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 10:55 PM

Minnesota budget surplus and the 'good old days'

Veteran legislators who watched the bubble burst are less likely to favor tax cuts today.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 07:23 PM

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