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.


Cargill ends quarterly results, saying they don't show its 'long-term focus'

The nation's largest private company revealed some data, even though it wasn't required.


SkyWater to make chips used in wearable temperature sensors

The sensors were developed quickly by partners of the Bloomington firm that were working on related products.


Minnesota's jobless rate climbed to 8.1% in April, highest since 1983

The state's unemployment rate is the highest since 1983 and still may not reflect all the people hit by the pandemic downturn.


Hormel's sales surge but profit is squeezed on COVID-related costs

Executives said they expect costs to be about $30 million to $40 million above previous expectations for each of the next two quarters.


Delta will increase some flights at MSP next month

Resumption a step forward in international service from Mpls.


Blue Cross waives more fees for Medicare Advantage customers

Minnesota insurer reaching out to about 100,000 to encourage preventive care amid pandemic.


Delta will stop flying Boeing 777s, plans smaller international fleet

The airline also reportedly notified pilots that it will likely need to reduce their ranks.


General Mills signals big jump in sales as quarter nears end

With 85% of revenue from grocery shoppers, the Minnesota food giant has fared well during pandemic.


For General Mills, outbreak spurred a run on its products

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven the U.S. economy into a swift, steep downturn. But for Golden Valley-based General Mills, it has led to skyrocketing demand for its products and an extreme test for 40,000 workers around the world.


After a 90% drop, Sun Country executives see a slight glimmer in passenger demand for summer

The airline is not assigning middle seats and it's putting crews in protective gear.