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.


St. Anthony: A small-dollar, big-heart rebuild emerges along Lake Street

The $1.1 million expansion of Elite Cleaners also will end an industrial tenant and create room for housing


St. Anthony: McKnight Foundation will stop investing in fossil fuels

The big private foundation joins a growing chorus of big companies and investors looking closely at companies' environmental stewardship.


Minnesota employers hire IT apprentices to boost minority ranks of skilled workforce

An apprentice program splits training at employers and Summit Academy to expand the pool of prospective tech workers.


Summit Academy's IT apprentices bring diverse experiences to local employers

Job training institutions saw more mid-career people seeking help as the pandemic unfolded.


St. Anthony: Lake Nokomis 'harbormaster' enjoys teaching others to sail

Tim Brandon, a veteran sailor, also has started driving school bus to buy another boat and supplement his retirement income.


St. Anthony: How a small business is fighting off foreclosure from its bank

Park Supply, a Minneapolis wholesaler of plumbing parts, is in a bind with its longtime lender, Sunrise Bank, after the collapse of a customer left it with $1 million in unsold goods.


Incinerator-ash miner Gem-Ash goes for more gold at Rosemount landfill

The company built a third processing line to remove metals from the ash of incinerated trash.


St. Anthony: Case shows the difficulties of recovering from financial fraud

The Perham couple is trying to collect $500,000-plus from a former financial adviser and shuttered brokerage.


St. Anthony: Canadian solar manufacturer expands on Minnesota Iron Range

Heliene has broken ground on a $21 million expansion, including government loans and grants, of its two-year-old Mountain Iron plant that will increase employment by 60.


Minnesota businesses among winners in latest Meda Million Dollar Challenge

The top prize of $350,000 went to a Virginia-based maker of desserts and sweets.