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

Early voting? Minnesota has it — in the worse way

We have a facsimile of it in “no-excuse” absentee voting. That's the hard way to do it. Here's how it should really work.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 05:56 PM

Apprenticeship, by any name, is a workable idea

Under a new project, Minnesota will give it a go.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 12:07 PM

A tale of love and loss that vindicates Minnesota's actions

Contrast this state's policies on same-sex marriage with Indiana's, and as you do, consider this couple.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 06:20 PM

The War of 1812, by any name, was pivotal for Minnesota

Did you know that? Here's your chance to become better acquainted with history.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 06:49 PM

The future sans the government Santas: Will anyone try to map it?

The era of government “gifts” may be over, but not the era of government revenue growth. Senate hopefuls, your visions?

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 06:20 PM

Steering the State Capitol on Tom Bakk time

The Senate majority leader isn’t facing an election. Perhaps that explains his strategies. Perhaps there’s more to it. With the senator from Cook, it isn’t always easy to tell.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 06:44 PM

Ortman: Seeking a Senate nomination the old-fashioned way — rung by rung

Julianne Ortman hasn't gone quiet for the sake of safety. She's still building her political career.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Caring for frail elders? Not a workplace priority just yet

That part of family responsibility got quite the cold shoulder from State Capitol lobbyists this year.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:09 PM

At State Capitol, a billion-dollar discipline won't house the homeless

The cap on state bonding (in a time of low interest rates, at that) leaves needs unfilled.

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 06:17 PM

All are not aboard for Minnesota's transportation bill

Most critically, the Chamber of Commerce isn't. Here's its thinking — and mine.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 05:59 PM

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