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

Jackie Cherryhomes: A former city leader hoping to guide the future

The comeback story is always compelling, even if the subject doesn't see it that way.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 07:57 PM

So, you've got these 35 mayoral candidates to choose from

How did this happen? And, in such a race, could ranked-choice be your friend?

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 04:33 PM

Can government work anywhere? Sure — in Minnesota.

Action on higher education in Minnesota shows hope, even if it’s in lacking elsewhere.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:50 PM

Former Minnesota Gov. Al Quie is out front on education

That's why he's endorsing a DFL candidate for Minneapolis mayor.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 05:37 PM

Rick Nolan, John Kerry, Syria and Vietnam

Two men once allied against war recently have found themselves on opposite sides.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 04:01 PM

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

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