Team Leader | Business

Business team leader Catherine Roberts oversees the retail, manufacturing and energy beats as well as business special projects. Throughout her career, she has covered topics as varied as cop/fire news to health care, higher education, arts and the advertising industry. 

After jobs in Illinois and upstate New York in business and metro news as well as features, Roberts moved to Apple Valley at the end of 2014 with her journalist husband and their two sons and has enjoyed exploring Minnesota, from the giant ball of twine to Lake Pepin, Twin Cities landmarks, town baseball and the Twins. Find her on Instagram at @cathy_robertsstrib.


Carousel Motor Group, JB Hudson jewelry closed until April 30 because of coronavirus

Pohlad Companies, which owns the retailers, will pay employees affected by the move.


Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks closes stores through end of month

The women's clothing chain had been in the middle of a turnaround effort that had been showing positive results.


Last week to nominate a company for 2020 Star Tribune Top Workplaces

Deadline is Friday for the 11th annual listing of Minnesota companies.


Wells Fargo's hourly minimum wage in the Twin Cities will increase to $16

The bank has adjusted minimum wages based on the standard of living in different metro markets.


Impact of coronavirus arrives on doorstep of Minnesota companies

Surveys show virus has caused supply slowdown


Star Tribune Top Workplaces nomination deadline extended

The nomination deadline for the 2020 Star Tribune Top Workplaces has been extended to March 20.This is the 11th year for Minnesota's Top Workplaces, a…


Top Workplaces nominations closing soon

Employees will take five-minute, 24-question surveys to help determine 2020's best.


Polaris CEO says company has become more 'nimble' setting up a better 2020

Polaris CEO Scott Wine said he expects a "no drama" 2020. Wine said the company has become more "nimble" with its sales organization, and trade-tariff…


Pentair positions itself to become bigger player in residential clean-water market

Pentair is making a big play in the residential water-quality market, offering "whole home" solutions from pool maintenance to filtration systems for drinking water.In the…


M&Ms 'experiential' store to open in American Girl space at Mall of America

"Chocolate wall" to be a feature of 3-story American Girl space.