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

Luminara obtains injunction against flameless candle rival

Market potential for Disney-inspired product said to be significant.

Updated: May 04, 2015, - 11:01 AM

Reunited Dubbs & O'Meara ad agency navigates the digital age

The two strong-willed partners run a media-buying company that counts the Minnesota Twins, Summit Brewing and the Minnesota Zoo as...

Updated: May 03, 2015, - 04:14 PM

Alltech to buy Mankato's Ridley Inc. for $428 million

Alltech, a large animal health company, is acquiring Ridley for $428 million in all-cash deal.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 09:25 PM

Strong dollar drags down 3M profits

But measured by where the business happened, 3M’s sales grew around the world.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 09:06 PM

Minnesota, federal authorities step up efforts on investment fraud

After a surge in investment adviser fraud cases, a joint task force has been formed.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 12:34 AM

Pentair reports lower than expected quarterly earnings as oil and energy markets struggle

Pump maker said it’s seeing a “global spending pause.”

Updated: April 21, 2015, - 08:00 PM

Owatonna Chart Industries plant closing, eliminating 65 jobs

The Owatonna operation of Chart Industries will close June 1, affecting 65 workers.The Ohio-based company informed Owatonna city officials and...

Updated: April 20, 2015, - 09:27 PM

St. Louis Park native Dan Khabie digital ad agency with global reach

He is CEO of Mirum, one of the largest and newest international ad agencies in the digital marketplace.

Updated: April 12, 2015, - 07:09 PM

Minnesota and Safelite glass company in a battle over auto-glass repair practices

A battle is brewing between the Minnesota Commerce Department and one of the state’s largest auto-glass repair firms over alleged...

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 09:56 PM

Obituary: Lifelong pilot Don Hanson loved to soar, help

To say that Don Hanson loved flying would be an understatement. Hanson didn’t just fly the plane, he was part...

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 08:09 PM

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