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Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a business columnist and reporter for the Star Tribune for 30 years. He also has worked in financial communications for two publicly held companies.

Solar oven company Solavore hopes going small will bring big sales payoff

Anne Patterson, a former California technology executive, is doubling down on her Twin Cities solar-oven business with the introduction of a new, smaller model. She…

Community solar garden program helps power IPS Solar growth

It's a sign of how times have changed in the rising Minnesota solar trade.

Former homebuilder develops an alternative to caulking

As his homebuilding business faltered, Greg Amundson developed what he says is a better alternative to caulking.

Bridgewater Bancshares closes up 7.4 percent in stock debut

The stock of Bridgewater Bancshares traded up 7.4 percent to $12.62 per share Wednesday, its first day in public trading on the Nasdaq market. Bloomington-based…

Venn Foundation and collaborators push a new approach to philanthropic investment

Little-used investment option will help to boost social-impact causes.

Minneapolis-based Ability Network sells to Inovalon for $1.2 billion

A D.C.-area firm will acquire the company in a $1.2B deal; effect on 550 local employees unclear.

Smart Care, a former Ecolab unit, is about to become St. Paul's next HQ company

CEO Bill Emory is slowly adding people to a headquarters complement that should reach about 100 employees downtown.

'Barriers to Entry' program helps turn jobs into careers

It was designed to recruit and train nontraditional tech workers from the ranks of the underemployed, veterans and stay-at-home moms.

St. Anthony: Mpls.' North Side will get its first solar garden this spring

The first community solar garden on the Near North Side of Minneapolis will rise this spring on a flat-roofed church along W. Broadway Avenue, thanks to an emerging coalition of faith partners, clean-energy advocates, industry experts, job trainers and community members.

Augsburg's business school looks to leverage new digs

The $73 million Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion opened in January after more than a decade of planning and fundraising.