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

Questions hang over St. Peter hospital's new leader

Officials admit flaws in the interview process but stand behind state security hospital's new chief.

Updated: September 09, 2011, - 03:13 PM

Western Minn. bookkeeper pleads guilty to stealing $275,000 from schools

For more than a decade, Liane Claassen decided that she should give herself regular pay raises for her work as the business manager of a struggling Chokio-Alberta School District in Stevens County.

Updated: July 29, 2011, - 08:09 PM

Sister Maus led her students by example

In the classroom and along the football field, her journalism students learned to do it right. The 106-year-old died last Sunday.

Updated: July 02, 2011, - 05:50 PM

Con artist pleads guilty to stealing millions

Convicted con artist Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak was said to have relied on celebrity endorsements in development projects that failed to come together.

Updated: July 01, 2011, - 12:31 PM

Rape raises questions of safety in state's sex-offender program

A patient sues the state, charging that staff ignored warnings that he felt threatened by his roommate.

Updated: May 26, 2011, - 11:20 PM

Sober path out of prison in jeopardy

Governor and prison officials see the savings in drug treatment. Lawmakers cite higher law enforcement priorities.

Updated: May 25, 2011, - 10:40 PM

Prisons chief: Cuts get 'ugly'

State prison officials said cuts would have dire results. The legislator proposing them disagrees. | Prison surveillance video. |

Updated: April 28, 2011, - 06:36 AM

Sex-offender system casts wide net

Judges and prosecutors say Minnesota needs a less costly and more flexible program.

Updated: April 17, 2011, - 10:01 PM

Richfield con man accused of $20M scams

Golf pro Phil Mickelson among those drawn into golf, racetrack and other bogus projects.

Updated: April 15, 2011, - 01:19 AM

Top exec is let go at St. Peter security hospital

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

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