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

Minneapolis ad agencies are regaining their strength

Twin Cities agencies have survived some tough times and are hoping for an advertising renaissance.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 11:21 AM

Detroit law firm gains foothold in Minnesota

More and more national law firms want a piece of the legal action in the Twin Cities.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:21 PM

Tom Petters tries once again for a shorter prison sentence

Helped by a jailhouse lawyer also in Leavenworth, Petters seeks to remove U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle from the case.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 05:58 AM

High-stakes case pits small firm against plaintiff's bar, FCC

A legal odyssey that began with a fax sent to a prospective client could end up at the Supreme Court.

Updated: January 05, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Minneapolis, Kansas City law firms complete merger

Leonard Street and Deinard’s linkup with Missouri firm became final this week. Experts predict more such mergers.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 08:58 PM

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

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