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

Big Minneapolis PR agency loses two names, now simply Spong

After 23 years as Carmichael Lynch Spong, the Minneapolis agency goes forward with a separate identity: Spong.

Updated: April 15, 2014, - 09:19 PM

St. Peter supper Club host Jim Martell dies at 90

The Holiday House was always synonymous with special events, from wedding receptions to wedding anniversaries.The St. Peter, Minn., supper club...

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Sun Country's strategy: adapt, overcome, persevere

The Twin Cities-based airline can’t depend solely on winter traffic, so it tweaks its offerings as it fights larger competitors...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 09:45 AM

New MOA ads aimed at millennials

Martin Williams campaign features social experience of mall.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 07:19 PM

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

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