Lori Sturdevant | Star Tribune
Editorial writer and columnist

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.


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.


New book on a favorite son holds timeless truths and tantalizing what ifs

Humphrey biography highlights importance of acting on one's principles.


Interviewing Gov. Mark Dayton at the Minnesota State Fair, year eight

He's been remarkably consistent about his policy priorities. The basics don't change, he says.


We're not in 2006 anymore, candidates and pundits

Minnesota has changed over 12 years, and the primaries showed it.


A word from Farmfest: State may soon be managing a crisis

In that context, a former ag commissioner is backing Erin Murphy for governor.


He's no longer a candidate, but Chris Coleman still stumps hard — for affordable housing

Otherwise, there's very little talk about this topic.


#MeToo has not subsided. It's on this year's ballot.

Witness Rick Nolan's troubles. Witness resentment over Al Franken's departure.


Retiring legislator continues to serve by telling the story of what beset him

Sheldon Johnson wants to get the word out about his insidious nemesis: Lyme disease.


A place of influence: South St. Paul

It has plenty of political history — and this year is a prime political crucible.