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 nine books, including “A Man’s Reach: The Autobiography of Elmer L. Andersen,” “Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement,” and “The Pillsburys of Minnesota.” Her latest book is “Citizen Swain: Tales of a Minnesota Life,” by Tom H. Swain, to be released in April 2015 by University of Minnesota Press. Lori lives in St. Paul with her husband; they have three grown children.

Recent content from Lori Sturdevant

Caring for frail elders? Not a workplace priority just yet

That part of family responsibility got quite the cold shoulder from State Capitol lobbyists this year.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:09 PM

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

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