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.

Entrepreneurs look to keep it real at the corner of Selby and Snelling

The women who make up the majority of the 25 small businesses within a strong-arm throw of this St. Paul intersection are determined to keep the its commercial face edgy, quirky and independent.

Closure of Alorica call center in Mendota Heights seen as trend

It's among several moves by the company to cut jobs nationwide.

National consolidator GlobalTranz buys Eagan-based logistics firm Cerasis

Cerasis execs, staff of 119 will supply logistics help.

Sunrise Banks and partners launch affordable-housing fund for Twin Cities area

Sunrise Banks, Aeon and other partners aim to keep rents low and offer a modest return.

A business man and his onetime 'little brother' make Minnesota a better place

With support from Don MacPherson and a growing list of others, Shakeel Nelson is the volunteer CEO of Inner City Ducks.

Community stepped up after owner's shooting forced Wendy's House of Soul to close during prime time

The Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays usually are gravy for chef Wendy Puckett, of Wendy’s House of Soul, the small bistro and caterer on W. Broadway Avenue on…

Legal battle grows as Bremer Finanical employee-owners sue Bremer Trust

The lawsuit seeks to block the foundations' effort to force the sale of the financial services company.

Call center in Mendota Heights once slated to expand now will close

It's not clear what changed from the expansion plans announced in late 2018.

Hopkins will pay another $8M to a developer to settle parking-ramp issue

Developer had sued the city over the payment for a public ramp built for commuters.

Minnesota stocks soared in '19 but couldn't keep up with sprinting markets

State's Piper index was up 21.6% last year, but lagged the national S&P, which rose 31%