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.


'Fair repair' movement gaining ground with Minnesota legislators

"Fair repair" legislation is under consideration in Minnesota to force manufacturers to share their repair manuals and parts with independent repair shops.


Judge sets deadlines on Bremer suits; AG's probe to go on

A former top federal prosecutor was also tapped to serve as a "special master" in the dispute.


The IT refugee from St. Paul has become a board-game industry luminary

A roll of the dice pays off big for a St. Paul board game creator.


Google pledges $1M to five Minnesota nonprofit firms

Google this week pledged $1 million to five Minnesota social enterprises. The five are winners of the Google.org Impact Challenge Minnesota competition launched last fall,…


Minority employment surges among Twin Cities employers

Partnerships are providing jobs for students and workers for businesses. Employment of people of color in the seven-county metropolitan area rose 50% between 2010 and 2018.


Technical and artistic, this worker embodies the Twin Cities factory worker of the future

Single mom finds herself building a career after training program.


Minnesota business getting more comfortable with Gov. Tim Walz

Some Republican legislators gulped when the DFL Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $2 billion capital-spending bill focused on fixing roads, bridges and renovating frayed-edge public…


Twin Cities small business wins one against subcontractor in wake of Thor Construction collapse

Owner begins effort to change Minnesota law.


Small rail operators looking for $91 million in Minnesota help over several years

The economic ripple created by a $1.5 million state investment a few years ago in a freight-rail spur line south of White Bear Lake, has…


Bremer's profit rose 7% in 2019, and it gave $80M to the trust it's fighting

The financial-services company posted an above-industry average return on equity of 13% last year and return on assets of 1.22%.