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 eight books, including “A Man’s Reach: The Autobiography of Elmer L. Andersen.” Her latest book is “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement,” released by Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2014. She is also the author of “The Pillsburys of Minnesota,” Nodin Press, 2011. Lori lives in St. Paul with her husband; they have three grown children.

Recent content from Lori Sturdevant

Time-tested tea leaves bode well for Minnesota GOP

But unchallenged candidacies do not reflect well on participatory democracy.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 06:56 PM

A scarlet 'U' of sorts (for 'unwed')

Does shaming strengthen commitment to parenting? Well, remember that shaming has a sexist history.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Independence Party standard-bearers pick a side: The GOP

Thus indicate known endorsements from a party on the line this year.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Next up (in St. Paul and elsewhere): Paid parental leave

It's an issue that advances a moral cause but also offers practical benefits.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 07:29 PM

Minnesota's strengths, from one get-together to another

The state's lessons on citizenship and governance can be found, for sake of example, at the State Fair.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 11:57 AM

That Senate office building has a bull's-eye painted on it

That said, it's likely to withstand any arrows opponents fling.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 06:54 PM

A slight political bent to Farmfest

Debate among governor candidates was quietly interesting.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 06:05 PM

The Noor-Kahn race and the definition of representation

Politics and legislating both matter, but let’s not forget which gets things done.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 06:48 PM

Endorsements vs. primaries: A user's guide

Two roads diverged into a party process …

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 07:09 PM

Early voting? Minnesota has it — in the worse way

We have a facsimile of it in “no-excuse” absentee voting. That's the hard way to do it. Here's how it should really work.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 05:56 PM

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