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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Compute North Closes on $25M in Financing

Compute North Closes on $25M in Financing

Eden Prairie-based Compute North has closed on $25 million in new financing to fuel growth. The company provides computing infrastructure for customers focused on mining cryptocurrency. “Our clients are customers
Small Signs of Growth at iMedia Brands

Small Signs of Growth at iMedia Brands

Most descriptions of Eden Prairie-based iMedia Brands Inc. include the adjective “troubled.” The retailer, which sells products on cable and satellite TV, has struggled with declining sales, a history of
Flywheel Lands $15M in Series B Financing

Flywheel Lands $15M in Series B Financing

Minneapolis-based Flywheel Exchange Inc. has raised approximately $15 million in its Series B financing round. The money is targeted at helping the company ramp up its sales and marketing efforts,
Christopher & Banks Files Bankruptcy

Christopher & Banks Files Bankruptcy

Plymouth-based retailer Christopher & Banks Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday as the company’s sales have been pummeled by the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s possible that Christopher & Banks,