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

Can this reality — work very hard, don't get very far — be ended?

That would be the aim of minimum-wage advocates, who’ll try, try again for a raise.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 02:00 PM

There's a mandate in Hodges' victory

Rybak says mayor-elect has mandate on social, fiscal issues.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 06:49 PM

It's safe to say: This was the education election

Although a mayoral race led the ballot in Minneapolis, the city’s weaknesses in equity and achievement finally got their due.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Everything you need to know about RCV (but were afraid to ask)

We’ll soon get a good test of whether this voting method is worth the time and effort.

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

Easy to say no to stadium now, and many are

It’s harder to say how the project could be stopped, or what might be done instead.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Jackie Cherryhomes: A former city leader hoping to guide the future

The comeback story is always compelling, even if the subject doesn't see it that way.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 07:57 PM

So, you've got these 35 mayoral candidates to choose from

How did this happen? And, in such a race, could ranked-choice be your friend?

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 04:33 PM

Can government work anywhere? Sure — in Minnesota.

Action on higher education in Minnesota shows hope, even if it’s in lacking elsewhere.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:50 PM

Former Minnesota Gov. Al Quie is out front on education

That's why he's endorsing a DFL candidate for Minneapolis mayor.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 05:37 PM

Rick Nolan, John Kerry, Syria and Vietnam

Two men once allied against war recently have found themselves on opposite sides.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 04:01 PM

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