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

Can the Iron Range still make a stand?

That's the question in this week's Eighth District DFL primary.

Updated: August 11, 2012, - 05:16 PM

Humphrey, the effective Happy Warrior

As a statue is dedicated to the memory of Minnesota's most famous U.S. senator, former staffers recall what made him able to overcome partisanship and get things don

Updated: August 04, 2012, - 07:40 PM

Women win office as much as men (but they run less)

Three out of five men say they expect to run for office someday, compared with just a third of women.

Updated: August 04, 2012, - 07:39 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Party endorsement needed? Debatable.

Actually, if it comes down to a narrow group vs. the broader electorate, the answer is easy.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 06:10 PM

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

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