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

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

Redistricting -- it's like musical chairs, with the chairs in motion

This week's redistricting will get candidates hopping -- to defend their loyalties, at least.

Updated: February 23, 2012, - 06:57 PM

The pitter-patter of bipartisan feet?

I thought I might have heard that at the State Capitol -- but it's so hard to tell.

Updated: February 18, 2012, - 04:15 PM

House Republicans lift the cushions to look for money

A business tax reduction would be financed by a cut in the rental credit.

Updated: February 11, 2012, - 04:42 PM

Remember when this state had a primary?

My sources do, and this is the tale they tell about the campaigns of 1952 and '56.

Updated: February 04, 2012, - 04:53 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Candidates and payrolls

Questions about about what should be disclosed.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 03:25 PM

Short take: Think Small, learn well

Some welcome news about early childhood education.

Updated: January 30, 2012, - 03:12 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Confirmation threat -- GOP revenge?

State Senate GOP leaders are threatening to deny Ellen Anderson's confirmation to head Public Utilites Commission. Partisan tit-for-tat should end.

Updated: January 29, 2012, - 06:13 PM

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