Dee DePass | Star Tribune
Reporter | Manufacturing

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.


U.S. Steelworkers authorize possible strike against ArcelorMittal

As contract negotiations enter third week, the vote is in case the talks fail.


Evolve Additive Solutions in Minnetonka gets $19 million in equity from Lego, Stanley

Evolve's 3-D printing technology could help speed up manufacturing.


Cleveland-Cliffs CEO feels betrayed by the state over Essar project in Iron Range

Lourenco Goncalves fights for mining rights, still hopes to have mineral operations in Nashwauk.


New majority investor announced for Essar project on Iron Range

The Swiss firm Mercuria has ties to company that failed earlier and declared bankruptcy.


Gov. Mark Dayton meets with new owners of former Essar Steel site in Nashwauk

New owners of controversial project are set to discuss construction plans.


Andersen Corp. to build $105 million complex in Arizona

Andersen's new factory and distribution complex will be in greater Phoenix area.


Judge rules Starkey fraud convictions should stand

Motions asking for a new trial and to dismiss the conviction are denied.


Polaris to buy Monticello contract manufacturing firm WSI

The Monticello, Minn.-based company is one of the recreational-vehicle company's suppliers.


Minnesota DNR sued over Nashwauk mining permit

Cleveland Cliffs accuses state of refusing it mining permit on land it owns.


Mayo Clinic spending $800M to expand in Arizona, Florida

Mayo will spend $648 million in Phoenix and $144 million in Jacksonville. The expansion will nearly double the size of the Phoenix campus.