Neal St. Anthony | Star Tribune
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.


Venture Bank will be acquired by Choice Financial of North Dakota

Choice operates in 17 North Dakota and rural Minnesota communities.


Expanded 'National Norwegian Center' in America takes shape in Minneapolis

They plan to break ground in 2020 on a $10 million-plus event center and banquet hall.


Under Craig Dahl, and thanks partly to the 2017 tax cut, TCF's outlook is improving

TCF, which underperformed the banking industry over the last decade, has been buoyed recently.


Venture capital investments rose in Minnesota, nationally in 2017

Money is rushing into fledgling health technology and other promising firms in Minnesota and around the country at rates not seen since the dot-com boom…


Running Tap founded by refugee and delivering taprooms to your living room

It claims to be the first delivery service devoted to connecting a growing list of 20 microbrewers with customers who don't want to drive across town.


CEO Jim Dow, 81 signs off after selling his Diversified Plastics to his beloved employees

The Brooklyn Park firm has grown to 80 employees. It became a profitable company with revenue that should top $15 million this year.


Accenture plans to add 400 jobs in downtown Mpls. by 2020

Accenture employs 1,600 workers at its downtown headquarters and serves dozens of local clients, including Cargill and Xcel Energy.


Shutterfly to buy Eden Prairie-based Lifetouch in $825M deal

The school photography company had put itself up for sale because it wasn't growing fast enough.


Minnesota public companies fared better over the last decade than couple years

Dozens of Minnesota public firms outperformed major indexes over past decade.


Launched at '92 Super Bowl, Taste of the NFL still going strong

It has been 41 years since the Vikings have played in a Super Bowl. Wayne Kostroski has a better record. Veteran marketer-restaurateur Kostroski, quarterback of…