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

More than a Minnesota 'congressman's wife'

Miriam Barber Judd dutifully but not always joyfully followed her husband's career.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 07:02 AM

Minnesota Legislature: GOP talks taxes, not storms

Instead of focusing on disaster relief, Republican legislators railed against DFL-backed taxes, calling them a "man-made disaster."

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 05:24 PM

Minnesota legislative veterans revisit history

For one, it was Korea, where he fought. For another, it was towns lost to the Holocaust, which his parents survived.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 04:24 PM

What's next on Gov. Dayton's agenda?

Sturdevant: What he told me at he State Fair.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 07:07 PM

Cam Winton: Runs as independent, but gives GOP hope

Can the party non grata rematerialize in Minneapolis?

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Minnesota candidates: Class identity a factor

Lori Sturdevant: One might say that positions matter more, but image counts.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 05:28 PM

Mary Lahammer on living with multiple sclerosis

The feared disease a local journalist lives with is no longer a death sentence.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 04:55 PM

Minnesota sees the outcome of a grass-roots effort

Lori Sturdevant: The outcome of people-powered democracy will be seen this week.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 05:08 PM

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

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