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

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

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

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