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

Nov. 20: Best Buy playing ‘to win’ sales, market share

The retailer said it plans to aggressively compete on price this holiday season – and it will hurt profit margins.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 10:00 AM

Star Tribune to start printing Pioneer Press in 2014

The deal reflects the consolidation of the newspaper business that's happening across the country.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 08:28 PM

Surging Best Buy shares buoy Schulze's foundation

In planned stock sales, the Best Buy founder has sold stock worth $204 million since Labor Day.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 05:06 PM

Nov. 12: Minnesota egg farmer hatching plans for Super Bowl debut

Touting the slogan “local chicks are better,” the Locally Laid Egg Co. of Wrenshall hopes to win a contest to land its ad in the Super Bowl.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:56 PM

Mackall Crounse & Moore law firm merging with Wisconsin firm

The combined firm will have 107 attorneys and be headquartered in Madison, Wis.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Petters prosecutions end with 2 prison sentences, probation for one local executive

A Minnesota hedge fund executive who hadn’t pocketed any profits got three years’ probation. Two Florida hedge fund managers received...

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:24 PM

Petters’ resentencing bid goes to judge

In final arguments, prosecutors focused on Petters’ lies. But his attorney said Petters showed he didn’t know all his options...

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 08:29 PM

Alliance is a resource for overseas legal aid

When clients need legal help in other states or countries, the Legal Netlink Alliance steps in.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 05:04 PM

Oct. 29: Best Buy enlists star power for holiday ads

SNL veteran Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett from “30 Rock’’ are among actors who will try to counter Amazon.com.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 05:49 AM

Minneapolis-based Olson gets work under the Golden Arches?

Minneapolis media agency Olson is added to McDonald’s roster, according to PRWeek.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 08:42 PM

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