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

Caucuses vs. primaries? The thinking is evolving.

Republicans this year are likely to get the sort of hybrid that’s familiar to DFLers.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 06:57 PM

The parties and their perils: The internal for a DFL legislative seat

In District 60B, currently represented by Phyllis Kahn, age, ambition and pioneering zeal are at issue.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:00 PM

Heaps of repairs are needed at the U and MnSCU

To modernize, higher educators are daydreaming about getting off the bonding bill roller-coaster.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 07:06 PM

Marijuana is on the move: What, then, for Minnesota?

Medical usage is the only change being actively promoted. That strategy may lag the populace.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Second terms, forever cursed? It needn't be so.

A new book (with some extrapolation) offers up FDR as an example.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 04:11 PM

Rybak made Minneapolis credible again

As mayor, he put the city’s affairs in order and restored its status at the State Capitol.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 04:22 PM

As government goes long, what about the details?

Big projects are all the rage, but what really matters is getting the basics right.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 03:15 PM

New politics won't come easy, but come it must

No Labels group should cultivate clout to get its message heard.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 05:01 PM

What if it does happen in your back yard?

Revisiting the site of a controversial supportive housing initiative in Minneapolis, we find that things didn’t turn out so badly.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 04:55 PM

Jim Abeler: An ACA fixer and a GOP underdog

Can this longtime legislator make a dent in the U.S. Senate race? It’s a primary question.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 02:00 PM

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