Business Team Leader

Evan Ramstad is a team leader in business news, working with reporters who cover the food industry from field to fork. He also writes about technology, banking and the economy.

He moved to the Twin Cities and joined the Star Tribune in 2013. Ramstad previously worked for The Wall Street Journal in Seoul, Hong Kong and Dallas, and the Associated Press in New York, Washington and Dallas and briefly at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, where he got a start in journalism at radio station KGRN.


Small businesses that took PPP aid may face a tax problem

An IRS ruling hardened a battle over the tax treatment of aid to small employers.


No matter who wins, Minnesota business fortunes are shaped by other forces beyond the president

The U.S. president can influence the economy, but some trends are outside the reach of the office.


City Pages is closing, ending era of Twin Cities alt-weeklies

Four decades of alt-weekly journalism ends in Twin Cities.


Southwest Journal, two magazines to close as owners seek buyer

One of the last neighborhood newspapers in Minneapolis is an influential voice in the city.


Fastenal sales, profits rise as demand for safety gear at manufacturers remains strong

The manufacturing supplier has also seen the decline of its main industrial parts business slow down.


As SkyWater expansion shows, government's role in U.S. chip industry is rising

Semiconductor industry sees future public-private cooperation


U.S. Bank reveals targets for reopening Minneapolis branches damaged in riots

Two of the three branches — damaged in riots following the police killing of George Floyd — are being rebuilt from the ground up.


Mpls. Fed's Kashkari explains why he hasn't turned into a hawk on rates

The Minneapolis Fed chief insists board's inflation fears are overblown.


Minnesota chipmaker SkyWater finishes addition construction, equipment going in sooner than planned

The turning point is a signal to SkyWater's customers that chip design work can begin.


Leadpages taps Jeanette Dorazio, a software veteran, as new CEO

She most recently was vice president of operations for Solera Inc., a Texas-based provider of risk-management software used chiefly in the insurance and automotive industries.