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

Incumbents Peterson, Nolan learn from Oberstar's defeat

Collin Peterson (in the Seventh Congressional District) and Rick Nolan (in the Eighth) believe they’ll work through any headwinds to retain their seats.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 07:07 PM

As election years go, this is a rather quiet one

Why? Here’s a theory: Old issues have been resolved, and new ones are still being shaped.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 07:23 PM

In Edina, the politics realign with the people

This year's legislative race there is about moderates — the tried-and-true.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 07:16 PM

It's a midterm election, and one's thoughts turn to turnout

There are obstacles to voting, so it isn';t necessarily shiftlessness that leads to nonparticipation. Although it kind of is, sometimes.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 04:41 PM

Issues abound for woman presidential candidate

More gender integration in Washington would be helpful to all — men and women.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 06:00 PM

Time-tested tea leaves bode well for Minnesota GOP

But unchallenged candidacies do not reflect well on participatory democracy.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 06:56 PM

A scarlet 'U' of sorts (for 'unwed')

Does shaming strengthen commitment to parenting? Well, remember that shaming has a sexist history.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Independence Party standard-bearers pick a side: The GOP

Thus indicate known endorsements from a party on the line this year.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Next up (in St. Paul and elsewhere): Paid parental leave

It's an issue that advances a moral cause but also offers practical benefits.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 07:29 PM

Minnesota's strengths, from one get-together to another

The state's lessons on citizenship and governance can be found, for sake of example, at the State Fair.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 11:57 AM

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