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.


Minnesota added 51 to 100 jobs in May as job market stalls

Statistically, Minnesota's job market has flatlined as year-over-year growth lags far behind national pace.


Speed counts in food deliveries, and in mergers like Bite Squad and Waitr

With merger, Bite Squad and Waitr vie for market share


Why computer-chip factories from the 1980s are still going strong in Bloomington

The rise of specialty chips in all kinds of things has given new life to older factories across the U.S.


Calabrio buys Swedish software firm Teleopti

The deal combines workforce management tools with customer engagement software.


The digital-first era begins to shake up Minnesota's finance giants

The biggest move over the past 12 months was TCF Financial Corp. merging with Chemical Financial Corp. of Detroit.


Plans unveiled for new distillery near Surly brewery in Minneapolis

Cousins Michael and Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Walls Cos. are behind the project.


First Minnesota Bank sold to S.D. firm as longtime owner Wakefield retires

CorTrust, a fast-expanding South Dakota bank, will extend its reach in towns around the Twin Cities.


Amid budget noise, Minnesota's government grows about the same speed as the economy

It took a special session to reach a budget deal, but key economic traits unchanged.


Even as the company is sold, the Cray name will still be seen in high tech

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its purchase of the Minn.-founded firm last week.


Samsung, Verizon launch first 5G phone, entry price is $1,300

As phone arrives, Minneapolis is in the spotlight as one of two U.S. cities with a live 5G network.