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.


Metro Storage to build 908-unit facility in Coon Rapids

It is the company's ninth such project in Minnesota.


Hudson Hospital opens new emergency center, treats first patients

$5 million project added 12 patient rooms, larger trauma bay, space for equipment.


Former Ecolab training building is St. Paul's latest apartment conversion

With city permits in hand, developer says first apartments could be finished by September.


Owner of assisted-living Ceresota in downtown Mpls. files for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy records show debt in excess of $10 million for the downtown apartments.


Frost Lake Elementary School in St. Paul getting $20 million addition

Kraus-Anderson building addition at Frost Lake Elementary in St. Paul.


Elevator use in Twin Cities towers will change because of COVID-19

Touchless is one of the high-tech features that promotes riders' safety.


Social media policy banning term 'Black Lives Matter' prompts Mpls. ad agency to walk out

Quad, parent company of Periscope, changed the policy after 179 staff members protested.


Calhoun Beach Club is latest to drop name linked to slavery advocate

The owner of the Minneapolis landmark said it is still finalizing a new name for the apartment building.


City OKs remaining pieces of Lake Street housing development

Three buildings will add nearly 340 units to help ease Minneapolis' housing shortage.


Minnesota companies finding time to connect with workers who miss daily interaction

Top firms work harder to keep employees at home engaged, with fun and community service.