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

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

Carlson considering sale of TGI Fridays

Saying it’s an “optimal time,” the Minnetonka hospitality company is considering its options for the popular casual-dining chain.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 02:10 PM

Nov. 20: Best Buy playing ‘to win’ sales, market share

The retailer said it plans to aggressively compete on price this holiday season – and it will hurt profit margins.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 10:00 AM

Star Tribune to start printing Pioneer Press in 2014

The deal reflects the consolidation of the newspaper business that's happening across the country.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 08:28 PM

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