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: 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

Minnesotans study German energy choices

Germans willing to pay more not to use nuclear power. Why?

Updated: December 14, 2011, - 02:26 PM

Older Minnesotans need a new way to afford care

Six well-versed Minnesotans say they're worried that a majority of the state's seniors and their families are unprepared for their futures.

Updated: December 10, 2011, - 04:43 PM

Grad rates up at the U

The latest stats are consistent with a trend of steady improvement in the past decade.

Updated: December 10, 2011, - 04:33 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Saluting a torchbearer for women

Bonnie Peace Watkins will soon retire from the Minnesota Women’s Consortium.

Updated: December 07, 2011, - 04:38 PM

A humdinger of a vote is coming up in Minneapolis

Tuesday's District 59 DFL primary is a race chock-full of powerful interests.

Updated: December 03, 2011, - 04:20 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Pregnancy and job discrimination

This is an issue that many women thought was long past. Unfortunately, complaints on the rise.

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 10:13 AM

Student debt may be America's next big crisis

The problem is particularly acute in Minnesota. To navigate past this mess, we'll need a capable guide.

Updated: November 26, 2011, - 04:56 PM

Keep headlights on for holiday weekend driving

That may be a habit instilled 50 years ago, when then-Gov. Elmer Andersen initiated a safe driving campaign he called “Lights On for Safety.”

Updated: November 21, 2011, - 06:15 PM

Tobacco bonds: A high-priced revenue alternative

Borrowing against future tobacco lawsuit settlement proceeds turned out to be an expensive way to pay for state government.

Updated: November 19, 2011, - 04:19 PM

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