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

Minneapolis coin dealer gets 5 years for $3.4M fraud scheme

David Marion, owner of International Rarities Corp., was taking in millions a year, but clients were being bilked. U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz called the investor losses “huge” but acknowledged that Marion “resisted the temptation to blame others” for his crime. Marion is to pay restitution of $3.37 million.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Old-line logisitics business gets an image update

The marketing agency Fame helped logistics firm King Solutions rebrand itself.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Aug. 24, 2013: Beam helps 2 Gingers whiskey grow

Kieran Folliard and his 2 Gingers Irish whiskey are on a roll. Nielsen Syndicated Data just reported that the upstart...

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 03:48 PM

Convicted Ponzi schemer Tom Petters gets hearing over plea deal

Nearly four years after a conviction that put him in prison for 50 years, the former Wayzata businessman will get an unexpected hearing later this fall in an attempt to reduce that sentence.

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 10:46 PM

Jessica Boden, of StoneArch Creative, discusses marketing of medical products

Marketing medical products is a multilevel challenge involving doctors, patients and regulators. That’s StoneArch Creative’s specialty.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Olson hopes new Yoplait campaign propels ad agency into big leagues

The Minneapolis agency sees its work to promote General Mills’ line of Greek yogurt as a key test as it...

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Forecast: Airfares in 2014 likely to stay flat

A 2013 fare increase at MSP failed to materialize as Delta added seats and demand for business travel softened, Carlson...

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 10:21 AM

Omnicom-Publicis megamerger touches 3 Twin Cities agencies

Martin Williams, BBDO Proximity and Fallon will come under one corporate roof, but the effect on day-to-day operations will be...

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 09:42 PM

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

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