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

Warehouse firm finds going green is good for business

Logistics firm CEO finds prairie grass and solar panels are not only the right thing to do, they make good...

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Pohlads enter electronics business with $70 million deal for Polaroid

The deal puts the family in control of an iconic brand now focused on electronics.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 10:17 AM

Obituary: Ron Rochat entertained with trumpet, taught youngsters how to play

Ron Rochat was a standout three-sport athlete at Osseo Senior High School in the late 1930s, but it was his...

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 07:20 PM

Gabriel deGrood Bendt ad agency acquired by St. Paul firm

GdB will stay in Minneapolis under new ownership

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Minnesota settles with two life insurers over unpaid policies

The state has settled with two more life insurance companies over unpaid policies.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 04:34 PM

Delta to offer five classes of seating beginning March 1

Delta Comfort will offer extra leg room, priority seating and complimentary alcohol.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 05:58 AM

No. 14: Under-the-radar St. Peter family among richest Americans

From Cambria quartz countertops to Davis Family Dairies to Sun Country Airlines, the Davis family owns and manages some of the state’s landmark homegrown businesses. They employ 2,600 workers and take in about $710 million a year in revenue.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 04:26 PM

Kruskopf & Co. distills brands to their essence

Independent ad shop Kruskopf & Co. seeks “one simple truth” about products that range from hearing aids to a line...

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

3M challenges company over use of the name Stick-it

Its resemblance to 3M’s “Post-it” violates trademark, the Minnesota company says.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 07:59 AM

For Fallon, omission leads to inspiration

Arby’s was supposed to include Pepsi in a certain number of ads, and a creative solution was found.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 05:41 PM

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