Glen Taylor

Taylor Corp., Star Tribune, Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx

The straightforward and unassuming leader of the privately held Mankato-based printing empire has evolved into one of the region’s most intriguing figures through his ownership of our prominent NBA and WNBA franchises and the largest media organization in the state. All three entities appeared poised for good times, as Taylor more actively stewards his less visible businesses through the minefield of the digital transition. In 2017 observers expect the Timberwolves to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2004, and also anticipate the possible sale of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to Taylor—should a new Justice Department relax its approach to newspaper mergers. (Taylor was the subject of an extensive Q&A in TCB’s November 2016 issue.)