Dee DePass | Star Tribune
Reporter | Manufacturing

Dee DePass is a business reporter for the Star Tribune. She spent the last four years covering Minnesota's manufacturing and mining industries. She previously covered the economy, workplace issues and banking.

Originally from the East Coast, Dee earned her undergraduate degree at Vassar College and a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, fitness, reading, and being an adjunct journalism professor.


Condoleezza Rice says if you are prepared, people will accept women as leaders

Former secretary of state also told the crowd at the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit that she had to take constructive criticism to be a more effective leader.


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3M Co. settles its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea gaming firm

Terms of the patent suit were not disclosed.


3M suspends operations in Venezuela, citing unrest

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Zean Nielsen is now CEO of the company with more than 1,100 employees.


3M to sell its gas, fire detection business for $230 million

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