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: Newt Gingrich's war on food stamps

The GOP candidate created outcry recently by calling President Obama a "food-stamp president."

Updated: January 25, 2012, - 05:06 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Many issues at the Capitol, but one is especially poignant

The state's first female American Indian legislator arrives at a key moment.

Updated: January 21, 2012, - 03:40 PM

The marriage amendment vote

The next 10 months are likely to be as contentious as Minnesotans have ever seen. What about afterward?

Updated: January 14, 2012, - 04:51 PM

What now for GOP? What now for women?

A conversation with Annette Meeks, a Minnesotan with connections.

Updated: January 07, 2012, - 04:47 PM

Lori Sturdevant: An editor's legacy

Charles Bailey set a high bar at the Minneapolis Tribune.

Updated: January 03, 2012, - 05:46 PM

A political earthquake, an effort to find footing

After Amy Koch's departure rocked the Capitol, legislators sought institutional integrity.

Updated: December 31, 2011, - 04:26 PM

GOP money woes: Trouble reach beyond one party

Democrats shouldn't celebrate Republicans' financial problems.

Updated: December 30, 2011, - 06:46 PM

Lori Sturdevant: It's rarely a luxury to be in need of charity

Still, there exists an age-old sense that the poor must prove that they're worthy.

Updated: December 24, 2011, - 03:58 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Capitol fix is urgent

Holiday gifts aren't the only things being unwrapped in St. Paul this week.

Updated: December 24, 2011, - 03:10 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Achievement gap -- a disaster in slow motion

Like any disaster, it will require a community response -- one the U's new president could lead.

Updated: December 17, 2011, - 04:00 PM

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