Business Team Leader

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 a Minnesota nonprofit became a lifeline for women business owners

The leaders of WomenVenture reflect on what the financial crisis of the pandemic has meant for women entrepreneurs.


Even at $1T, Tesla's value still likely to climb, Piper Sandler analyst says

Tesla will keep grabbing car market share and disrupt other industries, says Alexander Potter, the Minnesota analyst who predicted it would join the $1 trillion valuation club.


AG settles price-gouging suit with Sparboe for donation of 1 million eggs

The Litchfield, Minn., egg producer said it has never engaged in price gouging and offered the donation to resolve the state's lawsuit quickly.


A key subplot within the Bremer drama: How much trustees and bank executives are paid

Money is at the center of many disputes and the Bremer clash quickly put the spotlight on the pay of the main combatants.


Bremer case lays bare a relationship that goes back decades — but may have reached its limit

Nowhere else in America does a charity like Bremer Trust own a bank like Bremer Financial.


Minnesota added 17K jobs in September, one of biggest jumps of the year

The biggest gain happened in the hard-hit leisure and hospitality sector.


Bremer combatants have spent $36 million on legal battle

Bremer's CEO testified she wanted to preserve founder's vision for a "community" bank.


Bremer Trust conflicts 'always understood' as deal discussions began in 2019, bank CEO says

But for months in 2019, bank executives and leaders of the trust that owns the bank appeared to be on the same page.


Bremer Financial CEO Crain: Trustees chose 'most destructive way' to try to sell bank

The October 2019 announcement that thrust the Bremer dispute into the public eye likely "destroyed value," CEO Jeanne Crain said.


Bremer Financial CEO says her job is not a factor in dispute with trustees

Jeanne Crain, who has led Minnesota's No. 4 bank since 2016, rejected allegations that the company's conflict with trustees shaped by her job and finances.