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.


How small Rosemount company recovers gold, other metals in Hennepin's incinerated trash

The company relies on technology configured in a way that allows it to recover more metals without any polluting chemicals.


La Raza Radio relocates from E. Lake to Richfield: 'It was my life's work. Destroyed.'

CEO Maya Santamaria learned from her insurance agent that the radio station was insured for less than it was worth.


Minnesota cannabis company Vireo gives retail outlets a new name, Green Goods

It is remodeling four existing outlets and building four new ones in the state.


Pandemic stresses downtown Mpls. commercial property owners

Jim Durda, general manager of City Center in Minneapolis, several weeks ago opened a $3 million-remodeled entrance on Seventh Street and the Nicollet Mall. The…


Minnesota veteran of business and Vietnam War is grateful for gift of life

Don St. Dennis received a kidney from a generous donor that has restored his health.


MDI is adding 200 workers after landing $15 million Postal Service contract

The manufacturer faces a tight deadline to produce millions of totes and mail trays before the November election.


Light shines for Minnesota-based Lift and Store, thanks to cannabis business

The firm started a marketing campaign for the new division, called Lift and Grow, and sales have taken off even during the pandemic.


Minnesota roommate program hopes to improve caregiving for people with disabilities in Minnesota

The "Rumi" program aims to create a relationship-based model between developmentally disabled folks and full-time roommates who care for them in their homes.


Vanco Payment Solutions grows as electronic bridge between churches, charities and their donors

How a company that started in Bloomington as a technology helper to small businesses found itself positioned to take advantage of the rise in digital donations during the pandemic.


For a couple of Lake Street businesses, an early glimpse of a new start

And yet, a full recovery could take years. Some businesses aren't coming back.