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.


Radisson Blu Hotel-MOA will lay off 95 workers due to COVID-19

Hotel cites "catastrophic loss of business" caused by pandemic.


Mortenson set to break ground on second Destination Medical Center building in Rochester

New phase of Discovery Square project will be part of a massive downtown redevelopment.


You've heard of modular homes? Mpls. just got its first prefab apartments

Factory-built units trucked in from Owatonna are being stacked in place in south Minneapolis.


Seven-story apartment complex to rise on W. 7th St. near downtown St. Paul

The developers say the new building will be workforce housing for hospital staff and entry-level downtown employees.


Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown to cut 126 jobs due to COVID-19

Hotels, airlines, convention-related businesses and stores have been greatly disrupted by the global pandemic.


Ambitious Dayton's remake in downtown Mpls. clashes with new reality

After three long years, the former Macy's in downtown Minneapolis is ready to reveal itself as the stunningly converted Dayton's Project office tower. But there's a hitch: There are no signed tenants.


Medical building project approved for St. Louis Park

The redevelopment will replace vacant offices and warehouses.


Work resumes on Minneapolis apartments stalled by Thor bankruptcy

Two years after construction was halted by bankruptcy, new players have resumed building at Park and Franklin avenues.


Plan for U.S. Bank site in Edina includes 23-story apartment tower

The bank is teaming with Mortenson and Orion Investment to transform the branch location.


State overstated permanent job cuts at Xcel Energy Center food vendor

DEED has corrected layoff record for Levy Premium Foodservice.