Dee DePass | Star Tribune
Reporter | Manufacturing

Dee DePass covers the manufacturing industry for the Star Tribune with an eye toward new products and technology, job growth and distribution developments in Minnesota.


Cliffs Natural Resources reverts to its original name

The company's change to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is effective immediately.


3M appoints Microsoft CFO to its board of directors

3M Co. has appointed Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood to its board of directors, company officials announced Monday.The appointment, made official on Sunday, puts…


Indicted former HR manager sues Starkey over his 2015 firing

Miller is one of three former executives indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges.


AGCO among manufacturers seeing benefits of reborn Google Glass

Considered invasive for personal use, it's now helping factories.


3M's new quicker sterilization test could boost surgical safety

This new sterilization test system takes only 24 minutes to complete, instead of 4 hours


Rev. Saul Johnson III, minister, friend to the downtrodden, dies at 70

The longtime St. Paul resident, who died of pancreatic cancer, had a final wish — that his family hold no funeral.


Polaris issues 11th recall this year, tells Scrambler owners not to ride until repaired

The warning covers 2,800 Scrambler vehicles with possible throttle-switch problems that could lead to a crash.


Proto Labs, HP partnership takes 3-D printing to next level

Proto Labs is using new tech that is expected to boost its contract business


Serta Simmons cancels $27 million bed factory in Lakeville

Minnesota has canceled $2.1M in project grants.


Ecolab continues to boost sales

Pricing, new business and cost cuts drive second quarter results.