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.


Wells Fargo seems to be getting its Minnesota mojo back

Bank investing in businesses, nonprofits in the home of its roots.


Zero-carbon electricity now provides most power in Minnesota

Clean energy grew in Minnesota last year despite the pandemic and recession.


Housing, new bank proposed at Wells Fargo site at Nicollet and Lake

Project for Pride in Living to develop building, hire "diverse workforce."


St. Anthony: St. Vincent de Paul met surging demand from thousands in 2020

St. Vincent's, rooted in a number of Twin Cities Catholic parishes, proves that discarded merchandise and dated food can still fill a need.


St. Anthony: How a young female owner's 'vulnerability' helped heating company through COVID-19

Claire Ferrara went to St. Catherine's and to Dunwoody, then faced the leadership test of a lifetime just a year into taking control of the family business, Standard Heating and Cooling.


A plan to invest more in America from two Twin Cities investors

Shannon O'Leary, chief investment officer of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation, was thinking about the vulnerability of supply lines for American companies before COVID-19…


St. Anthony: After couple opened smoothie shop, downtown emptied out but they stayed

They keep it open daily in downtown Mpls. after virus ruined smooth opening.


Jim Luger, businessman and social justice seeker, dies at 90

Businessman Jim Luger protested the Vietnam War and worked for civil rights for decades.He also was an American warrior.In 1950, Luger, a young athlete from…


2 downtown Minneapolis restaurateurs get creative to survive

Fhima's got a break on rent and a new focus, while Afro Deli's owner put his team to work helping charities.


St. Anthony: Once-wilting Gevo shuttered its Minnesota operation, but sprouts new life

The collapse of Gevo has been predicted several times but the maker of renewable fuels has survived. In the past few weeks, its shares have been on a wild ride.