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

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

Walker on stand: 'Never' meant to defraud Bixby investors

The 71-year-old former CEO testified in his own defense Tuesday

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Bixby’s coal gasification held promise, witness says

“I thought the sky was the limit,” energy consultant told court as defense began.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 08:29 PM

Snap Fitness expands its portfolio into kickboxing, yoga, group training

As the health club industry grows, Snap Fitness is expanding its exercise portfolio into kickboxing, yoga and group training.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 01:14 PM

Feb. 21: Ryan plans Downtown East hotel, apartments

Ryan’s Downtown East hotel would use the new Radisson Red concept aimed at young adults.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 10:50 PM

Carlson unveils two new hotel concepts for Radisson franchisees

Carlson unveiled its new hotel concepts for Radisson franchisees: the media-savvy Red and five-star Quorvus.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 08:49 PM

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