Paul McEnroe has been a reporter at the Star Tribune since 1980, specializing in coverage of social justice issues, including failures in the child protection system, addicted youth, domestic violence, foster care and abuses of the mentally retarded. His investigations include “The Informant,” on the FBI’s 2007-08 corruption probe inside the Minneapolis Police Department; an examination of factors leading to the collapse of the I-35W Bridge, including the series “Money vs. Safety”; the plane crash that killed U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone; and the unsavory fund-raising machine of Vietnam-era Hmong warrior Gen. Vang Pao.
McEnroe has covered the Gulf War, the conflict in Bosnia-Croatia and the Iraq War. In 2005, he was named an Ochberg Fellow by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma for his longtime coverage of victims of violence. He holds a Master’s Degree in journalism from Michigan State University and is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he teaches investigative and in-depth reporting.
Agents say he romanced a corrections officer and got her to buy guns for him.
Updated: July 10, 2014, - 08:48 PM
Racing Commission must now ensure the industry’s ethics.
Updated: July 08, 2014, - 08:30 PM
Inmate settles suit claiming negligence by the medical staff at Stillwater prison.
Updated: June 27, 2014, - 03:40 AM
Theft of ID info led to bad checks, tax returns, federal charges say.
Updated: June 20, 2014, - 12:39 PM
In first test of MSOP ruling, state must show that this patient poses a public risk.
Updated: June 05, 2014, - 11:23 PM
Powerful drug administered against patient’s wishes.
Updated: May 29, 2014, - 11:16 PM
You might have seen him out there on one of those nasty winter mornings — the kind that separates the...
Updated: May 21, 2014, - 08:12 PM
State investigation cites St. Peter facility for “unacceptable failure” in January murder of patient.
Updated: May 21, 2014, - 10:48 AM
Ex-corrections officer faces charges of helping to arm 3 gang members.
Updated: May 16, 2014, - 05:20 AM