Columnist, reporter | Business

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 small business battles alleged counterfeiters on Amazon

The founder of Twin Cities-based InstaTrim has experienced a 35% decline this year on Amazon, its primary platform, after several years of rapid growth.


Federal government gives Sunrise Banks $250M for community-impact lending

The funds will result in $2.5 billion in new lending in the Twin Cities, Sunrise executives say.


Martel leaves Meda CEO role after three years; Bridges takes interim role

Meda is the largest nonprofit finance provider in Minnesota.


Whittier School community education coordinator leads and learns from neighborhood kids

Jeff "Nacho" Carlson guides Minneapolis youth and fellow mentors to green a small piece of the planet.


St. Anthony: Minneapolis plumbing supply firm now leaner, but ready to build again

Park Supply's bankruptcy case helped resolve its dispute with lenders but it still has a big rebuilding job.


Want to use green energy? A Twin Cities nonprofit can help.

The Green Neighbor Challenge founder talks about the $100,000 grant the nonprofit recently received and how it connects people with programs.


St. Anthony: Builder of Black women businesses adds wellness complex on North Side

Kenya McKnight-Ahad is part of a growing cohort of Black entrepreneurs providing space for other emerging businesses.


President of Minnesota solar group says new federal investment act should accelerate growth

The industry expects to exceed 10% of Minnesota power generation by 2030, Griffin Dooling said.


Minneapolis couple made a store their own — but struggle to find footing with longtime customers

Nancy St. Germaine, a veteran commercial-construction contractor, and her husband and business partner, Justin Wells, have struggled to get the former Welna Hardware in the Seward neighborhood rolling as Jack's Hardware and Farm Supply.


St. Anthony: Minnesota's mining push buoyed by new climate-change law

The proposed Tamarack mine boasts high-concentrate nickel, sought by Tesla and the growing electric-vehicle industry.