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

Tom Petters tries once again for a shorter prison sentence

Helped by a jailhouse lawyer also in Leavenworth, Petters seeks to remove U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle from the case.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 05:58 AM

High-stakes case pits small firm against plaintiff's bar, FCC

A legal odyssey that began with a fax sent to a prospective client could end up at the Supreme Court.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Minneapolis, Kansas City law firms complete merger

Leonard Street and Deinard’s linkup with Missouri firm became final this week. Experts predict more such mergers.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 08:58 PM

New Ulm restaurateur Don Veigel dies at 91

He welcomed celebrities, athletes, everyday folks to Veigel’s Kaiserhoff.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 09:46 PM

Petters bankruptcy estate collects $85 million

The dividend money from Bluestem Brands, parent of Fingerhut, was paid into the Tom Petters corporate bankruptcy estate.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 08:55 PM

Ad firm Campbell Mithun relocating to 510 Marquette building

The Minneapolis ad agency will be the anchor tenant in a 13-story building that once housed the Minneapolis Federal Reserve.

Updated: December 08, 2013, - 07:15 PM

Engaged employees are the key to building a brand

Low scores on an employee engagement poll, including Minnesota’s last-place finish, inspired designer Joe Cecere to attack the problem.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 05:22 PM

Judge rejects Petters motion to reduce 50-year sentence

In a 22-page order, U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle said the 50-year sentence meted out to Petters for his role in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme was appropriate and that his defense team provided appropriate counsel.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 08:56 PM

CEO Hubert Joly's Best Buy has just begun to fight

Last holiday season, Best Buy was trying to prove it had a future.Today, the company is talking about a transformation.

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 06:36 AM

Clawback claims move forward in Petters case

A bankruptcy judge’s ruling allows these clawback cases, after being on hold for nearly two years, to finally advance toward...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 08:51 PM

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