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

Fallon gets back in Super Bowl game with ad for Loctite

The Minneapolis agency created an ad that will run early in the fourth quarter.

Updated: January 28, 2015, - 01:59 PM

Carlson puts hotel growth in newcomer's hands

David Berg’s charge includes freshening some of the company’s hotel concepts while expanding others.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 07:06 PM

Big Tobacco fighter Mike Ciresi to start boutique law firm

Mike Ciresi, one of Minnesota’s best known trial lawyers, is leaving Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi after 43 years to form his own boutique law firm with two partners from his old firm.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 11:56 PM

Minneapolis law firm Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand is now just Maslon

The name change underlines the importance of branding in the modern marketplace.

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 10:17 AM

Petters' middleman claims he was offered a shorter sentence

Two years after his sentencing, middleman Frank Vennes said he was promised a better deal.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 10:52 PM

Warehouse firm finds going green is good for business

Logistics firm CEO finds prairie grass and solar panels are not only the right thing to do, they make good...

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Pohlads enter electronics business with $70 million deal for Polaroid

The deal puts the family in control of an iconic brand now focused on electronics.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 10:17 AM

Obituary: Ron Rochat entertained with trumpet, taught youngsters how to play

Ron Rochat was a standout three-sport athlete at Osseo Senior High School in the late 1930s, but it was his...

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 07:20 PM

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

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