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.


Minneapolis' Niron Magnetics still small, but intends to be big player in greener economy

The company, having raised $30 million in capital, is building a Minneapolis pilot plant to make sustainable magnets that will replace use of imported rare-earth materials.


SharpLink makes $8.1M deal to buy fellow Mpls. gaming company

Chris Carlson's 2005 gamble starting FourCubed paid off, as he becomes part of the newly public SharpLink organization.


St. Anthony: Holiday shutdown, insider sales could damage Sun Country

The Twin Cities-based airline hits some turbulence.


St. Anthony: Why Connexus Energy won't raise electric rates for a fifth year

The north-suburban cooperative credits renewable energy investments, and also seeks independence from Great River Energy.


Broadband installer Clearfield a leader among Minnesota's standout stocks in 2021

Three out of four of Minnesota's publicly listed companies saw their share values rise in a year when the overall market surged nearly 30%.


Digi International, slowly transforming business model, increased share value 25% in 2021

Digi, approaching $1 billion in value, has made operational and financial progress under CEO Ron Konezny since 2015.


Summit Academy's Louis King named CEO of national job training network

Louis King will retain his post as CEO of Summit as well.


Software entrepreneur funds solar projects in Minneapolis

Amber Naqvi is building a solar-software company in Eagan and funding solar projects in overlooked parts of the Twin Cities.


Minneapolis retailer Fair Anita works with female artisans around the globe

Joy McBrien's business hit $1 million in sales this year and returned more money to artisans in Central and South America.


Dayton's Project is fueled by federal-state tax credits

The developer-owners, delayed by COVID-19 and victorious in a recent court fight, now focus on leasing.