Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a Star Tribune business columnist/reporter since 1984. 

St. Anthony's work has spanned corporate takeovers to financial markets, small businesses, and the emergence of women, immigrants and minorities in business. A native of Minneapolis who first joined the Star Tribune in 1981, St. Anthony holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and business, and an MBA. He also has worked for two publicly held companies, including former regional securities firm Dain Rauscher (1997-98). St. Anthony, who is married and the father of two children, has been a volunteer with the Minneapolis parks, several schools and nonprofit organizations.


Minnesota farmers not the only producers angry over Trump's costly China trade war

St. Paul speaker manufacturer Dan Digre, who hasn't voted for a Democrat for president for 40 years, has had it with Trump's trade war.


Minnesota wreath maker, one of nation's largest, started with tradition brought from Norway

Mickman Brothers of Ham Lake will post about $20 million this year in wholesale revenue, making it one of the nation's largest wreath producers.


Accomplished Minneapolis South High senior is a top student, creative soul and Best Buy veteran

Jordan Dotson, who got her first internship the summer after eighth grade, is a recent star of Minneapolis Step Up.


Retiring Graco factory worker looks back on 50-year career

Gene Koehler underscores that ethic about the "dignity of work," fair wages and the right of the worker to prosper.


Female CEO leads Minnesota building-products maker to campus expansion

Sue Thomas, 51, doesn't laud herself. But the results at the Brooklyn Park company, which has operations across the U.S., speak for themselves.


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.


Hopkins' Digi International has breakout year; earnings jump from $1.6M to $10M

Share prices have jumped by 20% since Nov. 15 alone, after the company announced record fiscal 2019 performance, a promising acquisition and a bright outlook for next year.


Bremer Financial sues foundation directors over sale of bank

A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims foundation directors are seeking to enrich themselves by selling the bank.


How lawyers at Fredrikson & Byron are reaching out to help young minority businesses get footing

The Accel Group has a dozen Fredrikson lawyers from different practices work with early-stage businesses on issues such as intellectual property, advisory boards, ownership, finance and governance.


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity builds corps of young professionals

A $55 million capital-raising campaign is going on to help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity double annual production of affordable mortgages to about 230 new and refurbished homes over the next several years.