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

Padilla Speer to join forces with Virginia PR firm

Acquisition of Virginia firm will make the combined company one of the top 10 independent U.S. agencies.

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 12:25 AM

Pohlads go one-on-one with IRS

Carl Pohlad’s heirs say the government greatly overvalued the Twins.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 05:48 AM

Popeye's rebrands itself with Louisiana flair

The fried-chicken chain is expanding in the Twin Cities.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 08:30 PM

Dean of Hamline School of Law returns to private practice

Don Lewis guided school through economic hard times.

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 08:27 PM

July 8: Petters seeks reduced prison sentence

Lawyer asked judge in Ponzi scheme to consider reducing 50-year sentence.

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 08:28 PM

Carlson hotels courting the prized millennials

Carlson’s Country Inns & Suites hires HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, among others, to serve up a millennial makeover for its properties.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 05:49 PM

Obituary: Joseph Rukavina, teacher, coach and WWII veteran

One of the few times that John Rukavina saw his dad, Joe, cry was after watching the movie “Flags of...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 05:21 PM

Judge rules that Petters 'clawbacks' can go to 1995

The ruling means the bankruptcy trustee can pursue up to $60 million in alleged fraudulent transfers.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Bubbles by Brooks buoyant after trademark win

High-end clothier Brooks Brothers has dropped a trademark infringement action against the small Rochester-based distributor of therapeutic soaps.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Pinnacle Airlines changing name to Endeavor Air

The change marks the airline’s rebirth after exiting bankruptcy.

Updated: June 19, 2013, - 08:36 PM

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