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: Government redesign

I'd say that with a 2011 budget deal that guarantees a big deficit in 2013, even closer collaboration between legislators and Dayton's commissioners is in order in the next six months. Redesign efforts launched this year should bear legislative fruit beginning in 2012.

Updated: July 17, 2011, - 06:51 PM

Lori Sturdevant: How can we swallow this bitter pill?

It's time for the 'redesigners' to start thinking hard about the future.

Updated: July 16, 2011, - 09:50 PM

A negotiation expert's view of the state shutdown

What would he advise the two parties as to the political impasse?

Updated: July 12, 2011, - 02:15 PM

When shutdown ends, will lawmakers mend fences?

They must. The state's leaders will need to work together to foster the innovation necessary for the next 20 years and beyond.

Updated: July 09, 2011, - 08:53 PM

Lori Sturdevant: A call for 'authentic leadership'

“Our elected officials are looking out for their party agendas, rather than what’s in the best interests of all of Minnesota," former Medtronic CEO says.

Updated: July 07, 2011, - 10:38 PM

Lessons from the life of John B. Davis

He was a champion for learning and much more.

Updated: July 06, 2011, - 02:54 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Scorched earth politics

With the shutdown, state leaders have turned a combustible situation into a potential disaster.

Updated: July 02, 2011, - 12:22 PM

State budget politics: 'Can't we all just get along?'

A Dayton commissioner was gently chided by Legislative Auditor James Nobles earlier this month.

Updated: June 30, 2011, - 09:05 PM

Short take: Birthday wishes for three notable 'Minnesotans'

Here’s a 90th birthday cheer for three notable Minnesotans — Betty Crocker, Tom Swain and George Pillsbury. Granted, only two of those three are real people.

Updated: June 30, 2011, - 02:57 PM

Bachmann's candidacy is hard to swallow for Minnesota feminists

The Womenwinning feminists may not like it, but the 2012 candidate who appears best positioned to test whether their goals have been achieved in a national political party is anti-choice Bachmann.

Updated: June 28, 2011, - 10:46 PM

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