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

Minnesotans are on the job, but overqualified for what's available

A political party stands to gain if it can truly help the state's workers meet their aspirations.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 07:06 PM

The Great State Capitol Office Space Debate, Part One

It's an easy target for Republicans. Come to think of it, they have practice at this.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 06:44 PM

Greater Minnesota broadband: An energizing effort

It’s not a twin to the last century’s rural electrification, but it’s a close sibling.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 05:42 PM

Dayton is not amused by DFL infighting

He's right. Holding up tax relief to coerce action on Senate building proposal is “inexcusable.”

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:21 AM

This will be our state's 'undoing'

That’s what you could say about Gov. Mark Dayton’s agenda, and it would be a compliment. How the ‘Unsession’ came to be.

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 06:36 PM

The right-wing litmus test, part two: Judges

A legislator who failed the first such test — same-sex marriage — should consider “flunking” again.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 06:33 PM

The art of a bonding bill, for a legislative minority

The 1995 experience can be a guide for Republicans this year.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:16 PM

Don Fraser: The former mayor still strives to improve kids' lives

Poverty is a key problem, and it's not an easy one to solve.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 06:12 PM

Mayo Clinic updates its model for the modern age

These days, it takes volume to make the numbers work. How to do that while keeping the focus on the patient?

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Even in Minnesota, politics runs in families

We’re too modest to confess an affinity for ‘dynasty.’ It’s not a bad thing anyway.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 07:04 PM

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