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

Mayo's Dr. John Shepherd was rebel at heart

He also conducted pivotal cardiovascular research. "He had a 12-cylinder engine for a brain," a colleague recalled.

Updated: October 17, 2011, - 09:35 AM

Hundreds in prison facing deportation

The number of criminal illegal aliens in state prisons has soared.

Updated: October 12, 2011, - 08:09 AM

Immigrant dragnet scores 37 arrests in Minnesota

The statewide sweep was part of a nationwide effort against illegal immigrants with felony records.

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 10:06 PM

The Informant

Word on the street was that some Minneapolis cops were dirty, tipping off drug dealers. Investigators knew one man who could help them figure out if that was true: gang leader Taylor Trump.

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 12:10 PM

Source: Woman shot and killed on I-394 pulled gun

The 58-year-old California woman reportedly had been acting erratically since coming to the Twin Cities.

Updated: September 26, 2011, - 09:23 AM

In death, fired nurse aids rights of workers

Under court decree, firm that let her go must pay, institute training.

Updated: September 23, 2011, - 11:13 AM

More trouble ahead for Bixby Energy founder?

New plea deal implicates a former company officer in a $60 million securities fraud scheme. More indictments are likely, a prosecutor says. Former CEO Bob Walker, above, says federal authorities have not met with him to discuss any possible criminal charges.

Updated: September 15, 2011, - 06:45 AM

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

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