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

A big election year for Minneapolis

The metropolitan area’s strength is still a key context for this year’s complex election.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 04:49 PM

Making college for Minnesotans a mission that's possible

An update on the student named ‘Malik’ and other efforts of Minnesota’s true spirit.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 05:42 PM

Minnesota transportation spending: Will business support?

Commissioner speaks the language, but higher taxes will be one of his tougher sales.

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Minnesota state economist Tom Stinson: The exit interview

Minnesota isn’t broken, says its state economist as he leaves the post after 26 years. Don’t try to fix it...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:08 PM

Minnesota's new tax revenue hard to snag?

Why? Because tax avoidance is de rigueur. People find a way. (Amazon shows the way.)

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 09:19 PM

Minnesota Legislature wasn't so bad for business

Lori Sturdevant: Of course, what you think of this year’s legislative action depends on what corner you’re in.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 05:22 PM

Minnesota justice, an old-school Republican, hits retirement age

Last in a line? Justice Paul Anderson reflects on his career and on the changes we’ve seen.

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 04:49 PM

Graves' exit leaves the DFL hanging

“I’m not a politician; I’m a business guy,” erstwhile DFL congressional candidate Jim Graves told MinnPost’s Eric Black as he...

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Minnesota Legislature and campaign implications

Lori Sturdevant: Something both sides can and will campaign on.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 05:35 PM

Tax reform in Minnesota? Some other year, perhaps

A look at the forces that gathered against an idea that seemed like its time had come.

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 04:06 PM

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