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Dee DePass is a business reporter covering commercial real estate for the Star Tribune. She previously covered manufacturing, 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.

Thousands of Minnesota white-collar workers now eligible for overtime pay

In Minnesota, an estimated 10,000 workers are expected to benefit from rule changes that mainly apply to lower-wage executive, administrative and other professional employees.

Uber, Lyft competitors confident about future in Twin Cities

Several companies are either signing up drivers or already operating as options grow for customers.

At Wells Fargo site destroyed in riots, construction finally underway on affordable housing complex

Housing nonprofit Project for Pride in Living is leading the Lake Street project that combines affordable rentals with space for businesses owned by people of color and a new Wells Fargo branch.

Devean George's north Minneapolis modular housing factory will open in fall, employ 320

The $29 million project will be in a former printing press near the Minneapolis Public Market.

Minnesota summer jobs still ripe for the taking

Employers are looking for hundreds of young workers around the state.

Union calls off strike after reaching a tentative agreement with New Hope nursing home

SEIU-represented workers at St. Therese had planned to begin a five-day walkout Saturday.

After surprise sale, New Hope's St. Therese nursing home facing another strike

About 200 workers initially went on strike for one day in March alongside about 800 other nursing home workers from a dozen Twin Cities facilities. St. Therese was the only one to not agree to a new contract, and Compass Healthcare announced its intent to purchase the home last week.

Bye-bye cubicles and corner offices: Reserving a desk for the day is new work trend

Here's tips on how to successfully deploy and work within the "hoteling" concept, which eliminates permanent desks in favor of flexible, shared spaces.

'At the end of the day, DEI is about innovation,' says U.S. Bank executive

Chief Diversity Officer Greg Cunningham says it's been proven that practices lead to growth.

New overtime pay rules start July 1. Employers say that's too soon.

While several business groups bemoaned the change, employment advocates and job placement experts applauded the update, saying it was long overdue.