Evan Ramstad | Star Tribune
Business Team Leader

Evan Ramstad is a team leader in business news, working with reporters who cover the food industry from field to fork. He also writes about technology, banking and the economy.

He moved to the Twin Cities and joined the Star Tribune in 2013. Ramstad previously worked for The Wall Street Journal in Seoul, Hong Kong and Dallas, and the Associated Press in New York, Washington and Dallas and briefly at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, where he got a start in journalism at radio station KGRN.


American Indians still haven't recovered from costs of buffalo slaughter, study shows

Tribal nations that once relied on bison have per capita incomes today that are 20 to 40 percent below the average of all American Indian nations.


AT&T says 5G rollout will reach Twin Cities this year

The precise scale of the service is still to be determined as consumers wait for smartphones that can handle 5G.


University of Minnesota adds business incubator to help researchers start companies

Launchpad program is filling gap between grant funds, investor support.


Minneapolis fintech company makes it easier to move bank accounts around

ClickSwitch's technology may force banks to fight harder for the most lucrative customers.


Pohlad joins other sports team owners in bid for Fox sports networks, report says

Minnesota Twins owner joined with Malone, Gore, report says, but the structure for selling 21 networks is fluid.


Jamf adds to education market reach with purchase of European firm

ZuluDesk is a Dutch distributor of Apple gear to schools and universities.


Xcel looking into why its natural gas system failed some customers

It's unclear where the pinch point happened for Xcel's delivery of natural gas on Wednesday.


United Natural Foods sues Goldman Sachs over its help in Supervalu deal

United Natural Foods expected "ethical counsel" from major banks in $2.9 billion deal.


Another Minneapolis fintech, Apruve, gets Series A round of $6M

Firm created a platform to speed up payments in business transactions.


Target joins 'contactless' wave, accepts Samsung, Apple, Google payments

The chain's 1,800 stores will all take payments by "tap" within a few weeks.