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

Hunt for cash from Tom Petters' Ponzi scheme goes global

The bankruptcy trustee wants to file clawback claims against international investors.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 08:25 PM

Communications firm reaches across generations

A baby boomer and Gen X-er have discovered that their generational diversity can be a strategic asset when interacting with...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:09 PM

Olson Engage wins top PR honors

Attention-grabbing campaigns for the Belize Tourism Board with a “Breaking Bad” theme and a road rally featuring Oscar Mayer’s popular...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:09 PM

Twin Cities pub master is taking his Irish whiskey on the road

As the ambassador for 2 Gingers Irish whiskey, Kieran Folliard makes introductions glass by glass, bar by bar.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 10:17 PM

Judge gives Petters’ latest appeal a speedy denial

Petters contends that the judge has a conflict of interest and that his indictment was flawed.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Tequila business comes to Minneapolis agencies

Before you know it, Minneapolis might be known as “tequila town,” at least in the advertising world.Two Minneapolis marketing firms...

Updated: March 07, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Walker’s fraud case goes to jury

Ex-Bixby CEO lied to investors, prosecutors conclude. His attorney says Walker is “not a criminal.”

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 08:52 PM

TGI Fridays sale could be near, report says

Carlson has been seeking a buyer for the venerable restaurant chain since November.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Testimony ends in ex-Bixby CEO's fraud trial

“You’re a hard man to pin down,” prosecutor tells ex-CEO Robert Walker during last hours of often-combative cross-examination.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Walker says Bixby investors were his top priority

“People … believed in me,” former CEO testified in fraud trial. Prosecutors were skeptical.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 09:25 PM

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