Columnist, reporter | Business

Neal St. Anthony has been a Star Tribune business columnist/reporter since 1984. 

St. Anthony's work has spanned corporate takeovers to financial markets, small businesses, and the emergence of women, immigrants and minorities in business. A native of Minneapolis who first joined the Star Tribune in 1981, St. Anthony holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and business, and an MBA. He also has worked for two publicly held companies, including former regional securities firm Dain Rauscher (1997-98). St. Anthony, who is married and the father of two children, has been a volunteer with the Minneapolis parks, several schools and nonprofit organizations.


Minnesota Cup winner Abilitech rolls out key product, sets investment goal

The company's wearable technology is designed for people with limited arm movement.


Doug Baker wraps up stellar CEO run at Ecolab. What's his second act?

Baker, as candid as he is unpretentious, also isn't perfect.


Twin Cities-based small-business counselors look beyond 2020 challenges

Meda is looking at requests of up to $20 million that cannot be filled, its CEO said.


How Twin Cities nonprofits pitched in to help Black business owners weather the recession

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Cancer-fighting firm based on U of M research raises $42 million

The amount is a record for any company rooted in scientific research at the U.


How a Mpls. clothing maker made it through a difficult year

Forced to close her shop because of the pandemic, owner shifts to mask-making and re-employed 15 workers.


WomenVenture CEO started in one kind of crisis and is about to leave after another

Elaine Wyatt took charge of WomenVenture, a Twin Cities nonprofit, when it was in a crisis. She's leaving just as it helped women-owned small businesses through the pandemic recession crisis.


Resurgent north Mpls. neighborhood boasts $125M in projects

As the Capri renovation nears an end, other projects are moving forward


Twin Cities company NightWare uses technology to treat PTSD without drugs

No-drug device uses Apple technology to gently interrupt nightmares.


Behind many new buildings on the North Side are the ideas, designs of Jamil Ford

Jamil Ford has been dubbed “the architect of the North Side.” Ford, 42, a North Side native and founder of Mobilize Design & Architecture, is…