Senior Writer

Burl Gilyard

Burl Gilyard is TCB's senior writer.

Phone: 612-313-1765

Burl Gilyard joined the magazine in July 2013 as senior writer, a role in which he writes major feature stories, as well as shorter stories for print, web, and our Briefcase e-newsletter. Prior to joining TCB, he worked as a staff writer for Finance & Commerce, covering commercial real estate and development. His past experience includes working at the Twin Cities Reader, Corporate Report, and City Pages. He also worked from 2001 to 2004 as a freelance writer focusing on regional magazine work.

Staff’s archive

Is Shrimp Delayed, Shrimp Denied?

Is Shrimp Delayed, Shrimp Denied?

In January 2019, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard made big news in Minnesota: Balaton, Minnesota-based Tru Shrimp Co. relocated its planned site to build an indoor shrimp farm from Luverne,
DEED Awards $376,000 to 15 Startups

DEED Awards $376,000 to 15 Startups

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced awarding Launch Minnesota Innovation Grants totaling $376,075 to 15 startup companies. The latest awards mean that the total $3.2 million