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.


How Minnesota's biggest computer-chip plant is adapting to coronavirus pressure

Chipmakers such as SkyWater Technology are a key barometer for the economic hazard the pandemic presents.


Delta cuts nonstops between MSP and other countries, also Hawaii

The main carrier at MSP does not expect overseas flights to resume until at least June.


What a time it was: Minnesota's jobless rate was 3.1% last month

Recent jobless claims far exceed the number of Minnesotans who were out of work in February.


U.S. Bank lifts pay for 30,000 'front-line' workers by 20%

U.S. Bank will boost the wages of about 30,000 "critical front-line" staffers at its bank branches, call centers and technical operations by 20% for the…


Minnesota's job growth in 2019 was slowest since recession

There was a big jump in new jobs in January and unemployment fell that month.


Wolters Kluwer adds 40 tech workers at Mpls. office

In addition to the current burst of hiring, a company official said he anticipates another round later this year.


CEO Paywatch: U.S. Bancorp's Cecere earned $13.7M in 2019

Cecere received higher long-term incentives in a strong year for the nation's No. 5 bank.


U.S. Bank will take over State Farm's key banking services

Mpls. bank will provide deposit and credit card services to the insurer's clients nationwide.


North Loop's ClickSwitch 'just hammering down on growth and hiring'

Minneapolis fintech company doubles in size, attracts big banks as customers.


Sezzle releases first annual report, creates a new look to reach young adults

Minneapolis fintech unveils a new multicolored logo.