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

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

The art of a bonding bill, for a legislative minority

The 1995 experience can be a guide for Republicans this year.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:16 PM

Don Fraser: The former mayor still strives to improve kids' lives

Poverty is a key problem, and it's not an easy one to solve.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 06:12 PM

Mayo Clinic updates its model for the modern age

These days, it takes volume to make the numbers work. How to do that while keeping the focus on the patient?

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Even in Minnesota, politics runs in families

We’re too modest to confess an affinity for ‘dynasty.’ It’s not a bad thing anyway.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 07:04 PM

Caucuses vs. primaries? The thinking is evolving.

Republicans this year are likely to get the sort of hybrid that’s familiar to DFLers.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 06:57 PM

The parties and their perils: The internal for a DFL legislative seat

In District 60B, currently represented by Phyllis Kahn, age, ambition and pioneering zeal are at issue.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:00 PM

Heaps of repairs are needed at the U and MnSCU

To modernize, higher educators are daydreaming about getting off the bonding bill roller-coaster.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 07:06 PM

Marijuana is on the move: What, then, for Minnesota?

Medical usage is the only change being actively promoted. That strategy may lag the populace.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Second terms, forever cursed? It needn't be so.

A new book (with some extrapolation) offers up FDR as an example.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 04:11 PM

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