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

On the ballot in August: Allen Quist and Rick Nolan

Besides showing that older candidates can run energetic campaigns, these two voices of experience bring useful perspectives.

Updated: July 14, 2012, - 05:59 PM

Lori Sturdevant: In recognition of history, a move to the future

An important exhibit marks the anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War.

Updated: July 07, 2012, - 05:01 PM

Voter ID as written is just not our style

Minnesota native Norm Ornstein, who has a new book out, weighs in.

Updated: June 30, 2012, - 05:13 PM

In charter schools, a lesson in compromise

Is that a time long gone? Well, consider the stadium legislation.

Updated: June 23, 2012, - 06:40 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Common Cause is a worthy cause

The national citizens' network is back in action, promoting reform in a cynical era.

Updated: June 16, 2012, - 09:58 PM

Wisconsin reinforces a trend already in progress

The public-sector tilt to organized labor today is not sustainable, one observer says. But where then will workers look for hope?

Updated: June 09, 2012, - 06:35 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Will the DFL capitalize on opportunity?

It should be the party's year, for many reasons -- but uncertainty exists.

Updated: June 01, 2012, - 11:30 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Sales tax bill becomes a litmus test

I take offense at sales tax policies that put today's Main Streeters at a disadvantage to online sellers with no stores or warehouses in Minnesota.

Updated: May 26, 2012, - 10:23 PM

Lori Sturdevant: In Senate race, a preview of GOP strategy

House Speaker Kurt Zellers hopes to reinforce the message of a positive statehouse record for legislative candidates.

Updated: May 18, 2012, - 11:02 AM

Lori Sturdevant: How do you take your Tea?

Republicans leave the Capitol more divided than many realize, including their funders.

Updated: May 12, 2012, - 05:10 PM

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