Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Columnist

Lee Schafer

If you want news you can use in a voice that’s sardonic, sharp, and often funny, Star Tribune business columnist Lee Schafer is the man to see. He peels back the layers of the capitalist onion in ways that educate and enlighten. While his subject matter can sometimes be the stuff of dry chicken — it’s business, after all — don’t bypass Schafer. Whether you want to save yourself from a surprise 401(k) tax hit or better understand the whys behind corporate maneuvering, he’s a must-read.

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