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

Trustee seeks 'false profits' from Petters investors

Doug Kelley filed a motion for investors’ Ponzi scheme gains: $119 million, including interest.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Football season the wind beneath Buffalo Wild Wings' strong third-quarter earnings

The World Cup and football season pushed earnings at Buffalo Wild Wings beyond analysts’ expectations.

Updated: October 27, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Ad agency Olson to be acquired by technology consultant ICF

The $295 million deal could gain the Minneapolis ad agency more international clients.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 04:13 PM

Food giant General Mills' campaign against hunger

General Mills’ marketing chief plays a leading role in the nationwide Outnumber Hunger campaign that benefits local food shelves.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 12:23 AM

Two hedge funds reach $322 million settlement in Petters case

The hedge funds’ settlement would be the largest to date — if any money is available.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 06:45 AM

Obituary: An eye for design, an itch to learn

A trained architect, the Minneapolis resident never lost his eye for design, his prowess in the classroom or his itch for learning.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 09:14 AM

Petters victims to benefit from Bluestem sale

Victims of the Tom Petters bankruptcy fraud will see more than $60 million from the sale of the company once known as Fingerhut. A trustee says it was the smartest investment Petters made.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 12:14 AM

Pohlad estate-tax trial begins today in Houston

A high-stakes standoff between the IRS and the estate of the late Carl Pohlad, the real estate billionaire who owned the Minnesota Twins, is set to begin Monday in a Houston courtroom.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 08:05 AM

Wingnut shows an agency doesn't have to be big to thrive

After nearly a decade in business, Wingnut’s success is a reflection of the way smaller shops still do very well in the advertising business.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 04:23 PM

Judge sentences former chief executive to 25 years in Bixby fraud

The founder of a Ramsey-based alternative energy firm committed “a magnificent fraud” against investors, judge said.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 11:15 PM

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