Lori Sturdevant | Star Tribune
Editorial writer and columnist

Lori Sturdevant is a Star Tribune editorial writer and columnist who has written about Minnesota government and politics since 1978. She is also the author or editor of 11 books about notable Minnesotans. 

Sturdevant is a native of Dell Rapids, S.D., and a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been a member of Coe's board of trustees for 30 years. Sturdevant lives in St. Paul with her husband. They have three grown children.


Presidential prospects for the 'senator next door'

The style that's won Klobuchar so much Minnesota support can transfer — and is beginning to.


Your vote against hate this year will matter

That's a mission that events at the end of this campaign season have necessitated.


Economy is humming, but many candidates are running on fear

With low jobless rate, rising incomes, pols have a window to address tough issues.


We're in the danger zone of distrust

But there's a way out. It entails building relationships — for real, not for the sake of saying so.


Climate-news highlights gulf between congressional candidates Hagedorn and Feehan

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Retiring chamber leader Blazar has a message he hopes has staying power

Immigration and Minnesota: Better together.


Minnesota's business leaders want a commitment from candidates, and it's not tax cuts

Do would-be governors know the tools to solve a skilled-worker shortage?


Hyperbolic attack ads, anti-Radinovich edition

Here's what you really ought to know about the candidate.


Congressional candidate Dean Phillips wages his own kind of challenge

He stresses campaign finance reform in his bid to unseat Rep. Erik Paulsen, even as national party pols resist that tack.