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

Sharp strategy for MnSCU. One catch ...

The Legislature isn't at the table, and there are questions about whether it's even willing to be.

Updated: April 14, 2012, - 05:01 PM

Too much debt? Not if state uses Pawlenty’s limit

The absence of a bonding bill from Tuesday's House and Senate calendars has the Capitol buzzing about the delay in action on the session's marquee bill.

Updated: April 03, 2012, - 06:56 PM

State Capitol 'is crumbling'; who will act?

Battle lines are being drawn over what will be a significant expenditure and disruptive project.

Updated: March 31, 2012, - 04:47 PM

Redistricting pits party mates -- and genders

Among the five emotion-laden intraparty legislative contests spawned by redistricting this spring, the headliner will be Saturday.

Updated: March 27, 2012, - 08:10 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Same-day registration for voters is on the block

Its demise would be a likely practical effect of the voter ID requirement.

Updated: March 25, 2012, - 06:11 AM

Short take: John Cowles Jr.

A champion of exceptionalism.

Updated: March 19, 2012, - 09:00 PM

Can one color outside lines at the Capitol?

That hasn't been the case under GOP, and it doesn't seem to be changing.

Updated: March 17, 2012, - 04:23 PM

Farewells at the Capitol

Among those who have left or are leaving are legislators who care more about results than credit -- which brings us to education.

Updated: March 10, 2012, - 04:41 PM

Toasting Tom Gillaspy

State Demographer was a teacher, too.

Updated: March 07, 2012, - 08:46 PM

Just deal with the purple elephant in the room

The sooner we get the Vikings stadium issue out of the way, the sooner we can focus on our biggest challenge: Human capital.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 04:19 PM

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