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

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

Nancy Brataas helped build the state GOP

Before serving in Legislature, she helped build a machine that won gubernatorial elections.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 07:18 PM

Progress, past and present, for women

The debate over Minnesota’s Women’s Economic Security Act illuminates the issue.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 06:43 PM

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

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