Paul McEnroe

Investigative reporter | General assignment and quasi-government agencies
Phone: 612-673-1745

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.

Recent content from Paul McEnroe

Steroid maker sold other drugs across the state

Firm sold to Mayo, Allina, others even though it lacked license to do so.

Updated: October 15, 2012, - 10:36 AM

Behind bars, but health-conscious

Corrections Department sought to educate inmates and cut medical costs with health fair.

Updated: October 03, 2012, - 09:46 PM

State leaders call for action on drugs

Rising use of heroin and prescription painkillers troubles officials, who seek a statewide strategy focused on prevention.

Updated: September 13, 2012, - 11:00 PM

Minneapolis friends agree to plead guilty in $1.6M fraud

Two Minneapolis women, longtime friends who each have a history of bankruptcy, have agreed to plead guilty to stealing more than $1.6 million from ING, the international insurance and investment firm where they worked, according to documents filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

Updated: July 27, 2012, - 01:33 PM

Prisoner dies after denial of care

Citing "protocols," a nurse turned away an ambulance despite multiple seizures.

Updated: July 09, 2012, - 10:28 AM

Obituary: Israeli pioneer Aviva Benanav knew loss and love

Aviva Benanav was freed from a child concentration camp in Romania, married an escapee from slave labor and headed to what was then called Palestine.

Updated: July 05, 2012, - 08:38 PM

For 7 Minnesota killers, court ruling raises hope of release

All were under 18 when they decided to kill. They now wonder if they have a new, long shot at freedom in the wake of a historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the law under which they were sentenced.

Updated: June 27, 2012, - 05:38 AM

Leper mingled with other state prisoners

He spent two months in the general population at two state prisons before being quarantined.

Updated: June 18, 2012, - 10:50 AM

Canterbury Park and tribe cut deal on gambling

Old foes, Canterbury Park and Mystic Lake join forces to block nontribal racino and boost purses.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 09:49 PM

Rapist won't be released from sex offender program

John Rydberg completed his sex offender treatment, but a court panel found he still is a danger to the public. An appeal is likely.

Updated: May 18, 2012, - 10:59 PM

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