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.


More EV charging stations on the horizon for Minnesota

Within a decade, state transportation officials say they expect 20% of all Minnesota light vehicles will be electric. But for the number of EVs to increase, the construction of charging stations will have to accelerate.


Minnesota-based Live Give Save, a promoter of smart saving, is bought by Michigan credit union

The Red Wing-based company created an app that helped users save and donate money to charities. Now, one of the nation's largest credit unions will help promote it.


In visit to SkyWater chip plant, Klobuchar, Phillips tout Minnesota as tech center

As Senate nears vote on technology bill, Minnesota lawmakers say the nation's chip industry needs government investment to compete.


Surprise cold may have hurt crops just emerging in northern Minnesota

Sub-freezing temperatures Thursday night and Friday morning in the northern third of the state might have hurt soybean, wheat and corn plants.


Minnesota's crop farmers are off to a strong start this spring

Minnesota farmers are in the best shape in a decade as planting begins.Coming out of a year that appeared disastrous at first and turned out…


Sezzle, after success in Australian stock market, will offer shares to U.S. investors

The move would raise more capital and give the Minneapolis financial technology firm a higher profile with retailers and consumers.


Recovery is more visible as 1Q results at Minnesota companies emerge

Turnaround is broad-based, extends beyond shock drops of year-ago period.


Bremer Financial shareholders approve a board with no members from the Bremer Trust

The move leaves trustees who want to sell the bank company with less access to its operations and finances.


After politics, Walter Mondale made Minnesota business his business

When he returned after two decades in Washington, the former vice president quietly influenced the Minnesota business scene.


How Tile Shop survived a delisting, shareholder lawsuits and a pandemic

The Plymouth-based chain wiped out debt to end the year with cash on hand.