Dee DePass

Reporter | Manufacturing
Phone: 612-673-7725
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.

Recent content from Dee DePass

Joseph Gomer, 93: Tuskegee Airman broke color barrier

As the last living Tuskegee Airman in Minnesota, he was among the first black fighter pilots in World War II. Their valor led to the integration of the U.S. military.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Douglas Dayton, 88: ‘Disruptive innovation’ hit the bull’s-eye

He founded the first Target store in 1962 as a discount alternative to the family’s Dayton’s department store.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:10 AM

Polaris accuses Arctic Cat of violating a patent for an ATV

Medina-based Polaris Industries sued Plymouth-based Arctic Cat for allegedly violating “patent no. 8,596,405,” which involves a version of Polaris’ side-by-side all-terrain-vehicle, or ATV.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Ecolab's energy-­services headquarters will be built in Texas

The new building will house 1,000 energy services employees and consolidate energy-related operations in the Houston area.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 05:51 AM

Dec. 21: Polaris launches power generator line

Polaris will sell its portable electricity generators only through its network of dealers, with suggested prices below major competitors.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:26 PM

Maple Grove to gain a $4 million R&D center

Price Mechanical complex will have 40 employees.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 08:56 PM

3M surprises with boost in dividends, 2014 forecast

The company plans to spend up to $10B on acquisitions by 2017.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 05:20 AM

Manufacturing making a comeback, report says

Hiring needs have prompted efforts to close the “skills gap.”

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 09:01 PM

Dec. 16: Snowmobile sales robust this holiday season

As parents buy kiddie snowmobiles, dealers are delighted to play Santa, hiding the extra-large present until Christmas.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Economists: Budget deal cutting unemployment insurance may not help recovery

Compromise in Congress is not expected to do much to reduce jobless rate.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 10:06 PM

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