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.


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

Sezzle shares recovered most of the value they lost two weeks ago.


Interest rate cuts erode profit at U.S. Bank, execs signal pressure will continue

Execs dubbed the rate environment 'manageable' and expect solid growth in fee-based revenue.


AG Ellison joins fight between Bremer Bank, charitable trust

The move adds yet another player to the battle over the future of the state's fourth-largest bank and comes just days after a group of Bremer shareholding employees filed suit to intervene in a proposed sale.


Sezzle shares plunge after California moves to regulate online installment payments

The rejection of a California financing license caused investors to flee from Sezzle shares.


Minnesota companies aim to impress at nation's largest tech convention

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will feature Delta's CEO.


How a handful of Minnesota stocks tell the story of a decade

The growth of UnitedHealth Group dominated the Minnesota business scene in the 2010s and made the company’s investors immensely wealthier. The Minnetonka-based health insurance and…


Life in the 2020s: Slower growth will be the new normal

The accumulated effects of previous growth rates will widen the gap between slow growers like Minnesota and fast ones like Texas and California.


Activist investor who battled Buffalo Wild Wings shuts his firm

Mick McGuire had big plans for Golden Valley-based restaurant chain, but then walked away.


Minnesota shed 3,000 jobs in November, unemployment rose to 3.3%

Job growth remained ultralow for the year, while the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 3.3%.


Arthur Ventures raises $155 million to invest in software startups

Two new funds are the biggest yet for the venture firm, which has offices in Minneapolis and Fargo.