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.
Governor and prison officials see the savings in drug treatment. Lawmakers cite higher law enforcement priorities.
Updated: May 25, 2011, - 10:40 PM
Judges and prosecutors say Minnesota needs a less costly and more flexible program.
Updated: April 17, 2011, - 10:01 PM
Golf pro Phil Mickelson among those drawn into golf, racetrack and other bogus projects.
Updated: April 15, 2011, - 01:19 AM
Internal report finds chronic dysfunction at mental health facility in St. Peter. An internal report found chronic dysfunction at the state security hospital.
Updated: April 13, 2011, - 10:45 PM
Edina man plans to testify as the state weighs freeing the man who raped him and his wife.
Updated: April 04, 2011, - 08:50 AM
Rapist who fled St. Paul halfway house in February was taken into custody in Roseville.
Updated: March 30, 2011, - 07:55 PM
The Hastings Bridge is a stark symbol of Minnesota's crumbling infrastructure. MnDOT says the bridge is safe, but that's little comfort to the people who use it.
Updated: March 23, 2011, - 04:12 PM
In south-central Minnesota, many people have been hurt or killed on Hwy. 14, which has several two-lane stretches that are among the most dangerous in the state.
Updated: March 23, 2011, - 04:11 PM