David Phelps

Reporter | Professional services
Phone: 612-673-7269
David Phelps covers the business of law, advertising and financial services. He previously led coverage of the Tom Petters fraud investigation and continues to cover its afternmath. Phelps is a former member of the Star Tribune Washington Bureau who has also covered state and local government and politics.

Recent content from David Phelps

Gabriel deGrood Bendt ad agency acquired by St. Paul firm

GdB will stay in Minneapolis under new ownership

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Minnesota settles with two life insurers over unpaid policies

The state has settled with two more life insurance companies over unpaid policies.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 04:34 PM

Delta to offer five classes of seating beginning March 1

Delta Comfort will offer extra leg room, priority seating and complimentary alcohol.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 05:58 AM

No. 14: Under-the-radar St. Peter family among richest Americans

From Cambria quartz countertops to Davis Family Dairies to Sun Country Airlines, the Davis family owns and manages some of the state’s landmark homegrown businesses. They employ 2,600 workers and take in about $710 million a year in revenue.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 04:26 PM

Kruskopf & Co. distills brands to their essence

Independent ad shop Kruskopf & Co. seeks “one simple truth” about products that range from hearing aids to a line...

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

3M challenges company over use of the name Stick-it

Its resemblance to 3M’s “Post-it” violates trademark, the Minnesota company says.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 07:59 AM

For Fallon, omission leads to inspiration

Arby’s was supposed to include Pepsi in a certain number of ads, and a creative solution was found.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Delta gets ready to restart nonstop flights to Hawaii in 2015

Delta dropped nonstop seasonal flights to Honolulu in 2011 but is preparing to resume them.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 06:42 AM

General Mills, Target and Twin Cities agencies aim for diversity in their message

A little girl named Gracie helps lead marketers down the path of more inclusiveness.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 03:36 PM

Ad agency Campbell Mithun is now just Mithun

Campbell Mithun, one of the Twin Cities’ oldest ad agencies, is recasting its image

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 09:41 PM

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