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 Legislature wasn't so bad for business

Lori Sturdevant: Of course, what you think of this year’s legislative action depends on what corner you’re in.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 05:22 PM

Minnesota justice, an old-school Republican, hits retirement age

Last in a line? Justice Paul Anderson reflects on his career and on the changes we’ve seen.

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 04:49 PM

Graves' exit leaves the DFL hanging

“I’m not a politician; I’m a business guy,” erstwhile DFL congressional candidate Jim Graves told MinnPost’s Eric Black as he...

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Minnesota Legislature and campaign implications

Lori Sturdevant: Something both sides can and will campaign on.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 05:35 PM

Tax reform in Minnesota? Some other year, perhaps

A look at the forces that gathered against an idea that seemed like its time had come.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 04:06 PM

How Minnesota got from there to here on same-sex marriage

Asking Minnesotans to say ‘no’ to equality led to more saying ‘yes.’

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 02:54 PM

Gay marriage: Former GOP lawmaker regrets her vote

Lori Sturdevant catches up with Lynne Ostermann.

Updated: May 04, 2013, - 07:20 PM

Will Minnesota lawmakers stomach alcohol tax?

Lori Sturdevant: It’s a fascinating topic in this state, but it’s a political loser.

Updated: April 27, 2013, - 04:58 PM

Past Minnesota tax cuts are today's problems

Lori Sturdevant: It's now an unavoidable topic.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 08:02 PM

A Minnesota legislator's push for new Bell Museum

Lori Sturdevant: Her case is that the Bell Museum of Natural History is the state’s responsibility.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 05:06 PM

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