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

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

Under siege, sponsors of stadium bill act like pros

Republicans Julie Rosen and Morrie Lanning had every reason to fly off the handle last week, but they didn't.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 06:11 PM

Stadiums may seem inevitable, and yet ...

A 'Save the Met' backer sees some differences between 2012 and 1979.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 07:03 PM

Executives mean business on Vikings stadium

U.S. Bank CEO Richard Davis and Ecolab CEO Doug Baker and finally go public about their support for a new stadium.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 08:31 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Reform bill is getting sawed in half

The MAGIC act, a streamlining effort, may be up against the dark art of partisanship.

Updated: April 21, 2012, - 07:09 PM

Goodell’s visit highlights stadium stakes

In meetings with the governor, legislators and the Editorial Board, the NFL commissioner stressed the stadium deal needed to get done now.

Updated: April 20, 2012, - 03:55 PM

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

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