Editorial writer and columnist
Lori writes editorials and a weekly column about topics she has covered for more than 35 years, state government and politics. She's also a regular panelist on the Playing Politics podcast. Lori 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 author, ghostwriter or editor of ten 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 "Creating a Real School: the Lake Country School Story," by Larry and Pat Schaefer, released in 2016. She is a three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Award. Lori lives in St. Paul with her husband; they have three grown children. Follow @sturdevant.
Recent content from Lori Sturdevant
Here's how it might play out in the upcoming elections.
This year’s Minneapolis city election is RCV 3.0, the third since 2009 to allow voters to rank their preferences in multicandidate races via ranked-choice…
A full-throated debate over full legalization in this state has seemed to be a question of when, not if.
It appears that the federal government was not the most reliable partner.
It's a "better argument for a Republican." Fair enough. But, those climate consequences are pretty compelling, too.
Two proposed lines: one liked, one not — but just in case ...
Legislature has laid at least some plans for motoring trends.
Ruling on funding veto will set the stage for the governor's final session.
Looks like this fall's Minneapolis and St. Paul campaigns won't be just about policing after all. Not with property tax increase proposals shooting like Roman candles from mayoral offices last week.
But needs are changing, and neighborhoods will, too.