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

Lawsuit over control of family-owned MICO ends with $21.8M award

A longtime rivalry that pitted two brothers against a third at brake manufacturer MICO ends with a $21.8 million court...

Updated: March 31, 2013, - 07:17 PM

Obituary: D. Donald Peddie, human resources executive and Harvard booster

D. Donald Peddie bled Harvard Crimson red when it came to the mission of his world-renowned alma mater.For decades, he...

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 06:52 PM

Petters clawbacks target ex-CEO of Polaroid

Two lawsuits seek more than $5 million from Lorence Harmer, who left Polaroid in 2007.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 09:10 PM

Jack Link's fighting counterfeit coupons

Sasquatch-size problem hurts company image, lawsuit argues.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 10:04 PM

Hormel using social media to reach out to Spam fans

Sir Can-A-Lot, the spokesmascot for the canned meat product, has a starring role in the campaign by BBDO Proximity.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Sun Country to launch MSP-to-Chicago service

Despite heavy competition, Sun Country sees an opening to serve business travelers on the popular Twin Cities-Chicago route.

Updated: March 23, 2013, - 07:46 AM

Petters defendant Fry pleads not guilty again

James Fry’s first trial was called off in February when co-defendant Frank Vennes Jr. pleaded guilty unexpectedly.

Updated: March 20, 2013, - 09:58 PM

The new 'first' in patent law

U.S. patent law underwent a major change with important implications for inventors. Attorney Robert Kalinsky explains what they are.

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 10:58 AM

Obituary: Ad man Jack Carmichael was 'a real idea generator'

Jack Carmichael, ad man, author and board game inventor, was a renowned thinker whose mind was always racing.The namesake for...

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 10:11 PM

Campbell Mithun challenges intern applicants to revive Twinkies

The ad agency challenged intern wannabes to come up with plans to revive the snack.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 09:19 PM

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