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

Worker drug use hits small factories hard

Minnesota business owners say the inability of some job candidates to pass a simple drug test adds an extra burden...

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 05:08 PM

Ecolab, 3M send medical supplies to West Africa

Cleansers, facemasks, surgical drapes and more are being sent to help doctors and aid workers fight the Ebola virus.

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 01:25 PM

Draft feasibility study on Twin Metals forecasts profits

The Twin Metals proposal should be competitive, study finds, but analysts raise caution.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:43 PM

Cirrus Aircraft opens sales office in India

It’s the latest overseas expansion move by the Duluth-based maker of private planes.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 12:15 AM

University of Minnesota rethinks venture capital funds

Instead of formal venture funds, the Discovery Capital program will invest up to $350,000 in qualified U start-ups.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 11:49 PM

Supervalu: Hackers accessed systems involving 62 state stores

Breach affected data at its own stores and those of Albertsons, for which it provides technology services. It’s unclear if data was stolen, however.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 10:14 AM

Donaldson Co. to buy gas-turbine filter maker in Middle East

Acquisition of gas-turbine filter maker lets it expand business in Middle East.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 08:02 PM

Polaris rounds out revival of Indian motorcycle brand with Scout

Polaris completed its revival of the Indian motorcycle brand with the smallest model yet, the Scout.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 08:58 AM

Valspar exceeds 3Q expectations

The Minneapolis-based paint maker saw gains in its coatings business and strength in China and Europe.Valspar exceeds 3Q expectations

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Obituary: Elsie Skjei Bergerson, World War II vet and beloved waitress, dies at 92

Elsie Skjei Bergerson left a farm in Minnesota to become an Army dictationist during World War II.She returned from the...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 09:08 PM

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