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.

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Target Ending Operations at City Center

Target Ending Operations at City Center

Minneapolis-based Fortune 500 retailer Target Corp. is ending its operations at the City Center complex in downtown Minneapolis. Boom. The unexpected news is arguably comparable to a bomb going off
Can Neighborhood Newspapers Survive?

Can Neighborhood Newspapers Survive?

The pandemic was fatal for many community newspapers. After three decades in business, the Southwest Journal folded at the end of 2020, pummeled by the loss of advertising dollars as
No Slowdown for Metro Home Construction

No Slowdown for Metro Home Construction

The home-building boom continues unabated. Housing First Minnesota reported that metro builders pulled 536 permits for new single-family homes last month, an increase of 32 percent compared to February of