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

Straight talk: This might hurt a bit

State governments, including one near you, must be prepared to dole out disappointment in these times.

Updated: January 14, 2013, - 10:34 AM

Guide to a DFL-led legislative session

Just one party is in power, but then, this was never a party of one mind.

Updated: January 05, 2013, - 05:43 PM

Marriage is probably on ice for now

Despite talk, recognition for same-sex couples likely isn't on the DFL agenda.

Updated: November 17, 2012, - 04:49 PM

Parents got the win that counts

Tuesday's vote was a "pride point" for a quiet family called to fight the gay marriage amendment.

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 10:15 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Send voter ID back to Legislature

That's where laws are made and can readily be refined, unlike with the Constitution.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 10:17 PM

Lori Sturdevant: New faces in DFL Party?

Possible agents of change -- provided they win -- come from the suburbs.

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 07:33 PM

After the long campaign ... governing

Thankfully, the 60-year-old Citizens League is working to make things work.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 09:00 PM

Knocking on doors: The 2012 report

A common theme candidates are finding is frustration with a gridlocked state government.

Updated: October 13, 2012, - 04:00 PM

Business groups are snubbing DFLers

Even those who are friendly to stated business interests.

Updated: October 07, 2012, - 06:40 AM

About that state 'surplus': It's really a mirage

The "Minnesota Budget Turnaround" boast has been or will be landing in a lot of mailboxes this fall. Voters should know that its numbers tell a misleading story. S

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 06:01 PM

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