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

Yet another trial tied to Petters scam goes to jury

Separately, the businessman-turned-Ponzi-schemer loses a last-ditch attempt at a plea deal to cut his prison term to 30 years.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Going beyond Blu, Radisson is transforming its brand

In addition to its upscale Radisson Blu brand, the Carlson hotel division is refurbishing other hotel properties as part of a $1 billion makeover in hopes of returning to the front rank of hotels.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 10:23 AM

Propane shortage won't end until temperatures moderate

Suppliers who started the season with lower-than-normal supplies won’t be able to catch up as long as cold weather drags...

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 04:29 PM

In Tom Petters' latest court filings, he seeks release on bail

Meanwhile, clawback cases are likely to take another two years.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Consumers have reached the wellness 'tipping point'

A survey finds that a growing number of consumers factor health – theirs and their community’s – into their buying...

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 04:39 PM

Arby’s turns to Fallon to revitalize its brand

The fast-food chain has seen a steady slide in franchisees, revenue.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Minneapolis ad agencies are regaining their strength

Twin Cities agencies have survived some tough times and are hoping for an advertising renaissance.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Detroit law firm gains foothold in Minnesota

More and more national law firms want a piece of the legal action in the Twin Cities.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:21 PM

Tom Petters tries once again for a shorter prison sentence

Helped by a jailhouse lawyer also in Leavenworth, Petters seeks to remove U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle from the case.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 05:58 AM

High-stakes case pits small firm against plaintiff's bar, FCC

A legal odyssey that began with a fax sent to a prospective client could end up at the Supreme Court.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 09:16 AM

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