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

A good target for League of Women Voters

The voter ID push is ripe for a pushback from an organization that has long pushed for access to the polls.

Updated: November 12, 2011, - 03:32 PM

Playing politics with Minnesotans' welfare

State Sen. David Hann is holding up the receipt and spending of $25 million in federal health and human services grants awarded Minnesota.

Updated: November 10, 2011, - 03:04 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Corporations and people

A number of “occupations,” including ones in Minnesota, have latched onto a constitutional amendment proposal that would deny corporations legal status as persons with full First Amendment rights.

Updated: November 09, 2011, - 08:36 PM

Punting the tough issues to the people

Is there such a thing as too much direct democracy? Ask California. Ask schools.

Updated: November 05, 2011, - 04:42 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Leaders are increasingly willing to take a gamble

But others are there to remind them that casinos are not really an easy way to fund a stadium and other needs.

Updated: October 29, 2011, - 03:36 PM

Boosting Minnesota banks

Gov. Mark Dayton seemed to be channeling his old boss, the late Gov. Rudy Perpich, as he announced Wednesday a plan for up to $100 million more in State Investment Board cash to be deposited in Minnesota community banks.

Updated: October 26, 2011, - 02:44 PM

Sound familiar?

State GOP mimics national GOP.

Updated: October 25, 2011, - 01:42 PM

On stadium issue, an odd silence from downtown

Minneapolis boosters have a vision that includes the Vikings. Will they speak up?

Updated: October 22, 2011, - 06:43 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Reflections on a chancellor's installation

New MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone delivered a poignant message at his installation.

Updated: October 19, 2011, - 07:46 PM

Voters are running out of patience

The winds are shifting, if the campaign experiences of candidates in two state Senate special elections are any indication.

Updated: October 15, 2011, - 03:13 PM

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