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 Minnesota legislator's push for new Bell Museum

Lori Sturdevant: Her case is that the Bell Museum of Natural History is the state’s responsibility.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 05:06 PM

Link Mayo Clinic project, University of Minnesota

Lori Sturdevant: The small campus there ought to be part of the Destination Medical Center discussion.

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 05:10 PM

What the Civil War wrought in Minnesota

One notable vet dreamed of education for all kids. Does that goal endure?

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 06:31 PM

Move Minnesota primary election to June?

Lori Sturdevant: The motivations and the deal making that could bring it about are intriguing.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 06:32 PM

Income inequality shapes Minnesota tax debate

Lori Sturdevant: "Even in middle-class, middle-American Minnesota, income inequality is rising. It’s not a new phenomenon."

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 06:47 PM

Urgency for a better-trained Minnesota workforce

Lori Sturdevant: We’re going to need one that’s world-class. It’s the key to surviving the gray tsunami.

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 06:18 PM

Minnesota school IOU: Why now's the time to repay

Doing so gets Minnesota’s fiscal house in order for the next economic shock.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 05:12 PM

Minnesota lawmakers won't be rushed on gay marriage

Lori Sturdevant: The push is on for marriage equality, but it's a politically delicate task.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 06:01 PM

Dayton's leadership style: Right for the times?

Lori Sturdevant: He says he's open to ideas. If that's the case, Minnesota could end up in the proper place.

Updated: February 09, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Edina legislator battles for gas tax increase

Ron Erhardt has switched from GOP to DFL, but hasn't given up fight for transportation investment.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 07:01 PM

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