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.

'Barber Bob' leaving Grain Exchange in downtown Minneapolis

St. Anthony: 'Patient' investing paying off for St. Paul's Hill Capital

The grassroots-investment firm, which also provides advisers, has raised a second fund of $25 million.

Jennifer Smith, leader of Burnsville's Innovative Office Solutions, has died

Businesswoman raised more than $1 million for leukemia research in the weeks before her death.

St. Anthony: Medical professions in Minnesota need more people of color in their ranks

Nurse Tykia Hess and Dr. Brandi Gorden Klukas overcame significant odds to become medical professionals.

Neal St. Anthony: Downtown Minneapolis is down, not out

The chatter is all over the place, and the moves are happening both downtown and in the suburbs.

St. Anthony: Canvas Apartments in NE Mpls. underscores need for more affordable units

Construction began this month in northeast Minneapolis on Canvas Apartments, a $71 million, 160-unit affordable housing complex by LS Black Development.

Twin Cities BIPOC business accelerator launches

St. Paul-based Center for Economic Inclusion joins with private partners on $5 million effort that will impact up to 60 minority-owned small businesses

Minneapolis American Indian Center breaks ground this week on $32.5M expansion

Two nearby redevelopments valued at $80 million-plus also will advance health, housing, commerce and art along Franklin Avenue corridor.

St. Anthony: Future uncertain for Good Clinic, a startup that looked promising last year

Four of its six clinics have closed and its parent firm has warned investors of "substantial doubt" about its future.

Niron Magnetics plans to power greener electric motors

The Minneapolis-based company has raised $77 million to develop 'clean earth' magnets.