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

June 2011: Questions on political giving still dog Target

CEO Gregg Steinhafel said the company 'learned a lot last year' after its donation to MN Forward.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Hard times in 2013 helped digital marketing agency Space 150 retool

Digital marketing agency Space150 “faced fear straight on and refocused, reinvented and re-claimed” to achieve positive results.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 05:46 PM

Membership drop crimps Life Time's 2Q sales, profits

Fitness company’s shares dropped 12.7 percent; CEO calls quarter ‘a challenging one.’

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Cheese firm Davisco sold to Canadian dairy co-op

Canada's Agropur, in its biggest deal ever, is picking a Minnesota company with $1 billion in sales and 900 employees.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:33 AM

New TSA fees make flying even more expensive

Passengers will want to avoid long layovers: They could trigger an additional $5.60 fee.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 08:58 PM

At Spok, crisis communications is 'about minutes and seconds'

Communications software company develops technology to whittle down response times in crisis situations.

Updated: July 20, 2014, - 06:38 PM

Merchant & Gould makes its mark in intellectual property law

The Minneapolis law firm of Merchant & Gould is a player in intellectual property law.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Obituary: Carl Bachman helped home-and-garden business grow

In some respects, Carl Bachman was the wizard of Valentine’s Day, a working man’s Cupid who commanded an impressive fleet...

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

Indicted Plymouth lawyer may face more federal charges

Timothy Oliver already is facing federal felony charges, and documents filed by his defense counsel hint at more to come.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Meter still running for fees in Petters fraud case: $83 million so far

Attorneys and accountants earn $83M and counting in bankruptcy.

Updated: June 29, 2014, - 10:00 PM

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