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.


Tile Shop founder steps away for a second time, revealing split with new owners

He led the retailer's delisting, which helped new investors take charge and is in contention.


BlackRock's Rieder: 2020 investing will be fine but not like 2019

Firm's top fixed-income investor believes there are not enough bonds.


Online retailer Brandless closes, laying off Mpls. workers as key investor falters

The Minneapolis firm collapses after losses mount for key investor.


Delta's profit-sharing payout hits record $1.6B, with $130M in Minnesota

As the airline provides employees with their biggest profit-sharing, unions point out inequalities in the industry.


Famous Dave's and Granite City are becoming corporate cousins

Famous Dave's parent firm makes its first big deal, buying ailing Granite City restaurants.


Wings Financial buys Mora's Neighborhood National

It's the first outright purchase of a bank by Minnesota's largest credit union.


A firing at U.S. Bank casts a hot glare on the line between rules and common sense

Policies set parameters around where and how employees may interact with customers.


U.S. Bank CEO reviews firings of 2 workers who helped customer

The employees helped a customer on Dec. 24 who couldn't get cash because his paycheck from a new employer was held up in a verification process that wouldn't be resolved until after the holiday.


Unemployment holds steady in Minnesota, and job growth slows to a near-stop

Retiring baby boomers leave employment gaps that are difficult to fill; education and health hiring declined.


Sezzle settles dispute with California regulators, returns about $300K to customers

The fintech startup's shares recovered most of the value they lost two weeks ago.