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.


An outside investor jumps into the Bremer legal fracas

A new front opens in the St. Paul foundation's fight over the future of the bank it owns.


Bremer trustees say foundation faces 'existential crisis' if bank isn't sold

The Bremer Trust, the foundation that owns Minnesota's fourth-largest bank, says it has to be sold for the foundation to meet tax law.


Sezzle closes $100 million debt facility to finance online shopping over holiday season

Financial tech firm more than triples '18 capital.


Minnesota lags as sentiment builds against noncompete deals

Minnesota's first test case was with doctors. It did not get far, but sentiment is building nationwide.


At heart of the Bremer dispute, a midcentury banker's wishes and the demands of the digital age

Foundation trustees want to sell bank, but executives cry foul.


Minnesota added 7,400 jobs in October, the most this year

New data suggest state hasn't topped out yet.


Sezzle opens office in Toronto, taps PayPal executive to lead it

Buy-now-pay-later service upgrades its game in Canada.


BBQ Holdings profit sinks as Famous Dave's unit purchasing rises

The company's role in the overall ownership of the chain's locations shot upward.


Court puts the brakes on Tile Shop's delisting process

Judge's temporary order a victory for stockholders.


General Mills, workers at Cedar Rapids plant agree on a new contract

The deal came just two days after workers rejected an earlier offer from the company.