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

Parents got the win that counts

Tuesday's vote was a "pride point" for a quiet family called to fight the gay marriage amendment.

Updated: November 10, 2012, - 10:15 PM

Lori Sturdevant: Send voter ID back to Legislature

That's where laws are made and can readily be refined, unlike with the Constitution.

Updated: November 03, 2012, - 10:17 PM

Lori Sturdevant: New faces in DFL Party?

Possible agents of change -- provided they win -- come from the suburbs.

Updated: October 27, 2012, - 07:33 PM

After the long campaign ... governing

Thankfully, the 60-year-old Citizens League is working to make things work.

Updated: October 20, 2012, - 09:00 PM

Knocking on doors: The 2012 report

A common theme candidates are finding is frustration with a gridlocked state government.

Updated: October 13, 2012, - 04:00 PM

Business groups are snubbing DFLers

Even those who are friendly to stated business interests.

Updated: October 07, 2012, - 06:40 AM

About that state 'surplus': It's really a mirage

The "Minnesota Budget Turnaround" boast has been or will be landing in a lot of mailboxes this fall. Voters should know that its numbers tell a misleading story. S

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 06:01 PM

Year of the Woman? That was 1972

Permit a state history side trip, aided by the four living female members of the Minnesota House Class of 1972.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 05:21 PM

How do we break down our walls?

It may seem that ideological barriers are insurmountable -- but there's hope.

Updated: September 15, 2012, - 06:23 PM

Catholics, Lutherans and voter ID

Let's hear what two of Minnesota's prominent faith-based social service agencies have to say:

Updated: September 08, 2012, - 05:28 PM

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