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.
A second suit was filed Friday, alleging money was improperly sent to the senator's wife. The Franken campaign denies any link.
Updated: October 31, 2008, - 11:04 PM
The senator's camp denied the claim, calling it a "vicious, defamatory attack."
Updated: October 31, 2008, - 10:43 AM
They were arraigned on charges that they allegedly stole $6,000 in marked bills planted during an FBI public corruption investigation.
Updated: April 03, 2008, - 05:08 PM
She and her husband say the $3.3 million deal did not pose a conflict of interest for her at the Legislature in 2000.
Updated: February 23, 2008, - 09:57 PM
Engineers have significantly lowered the condition rating for the busy Hastings Bridge -- it carries 32,000 vehicles a day across the Mississippi River -- further downgrading what was already one of the worst-rated bridges in the metro area.
Updated: February 15, 2008, - 07:30 AM
Eagan-based Graham Penn-Co Construction, the contractor paid $157,400 to build a wooden staircase leading to the ruins of the I-35W bridge, is in talks with MnDOT about returning or paying for tools it charged to taxpayers.
Updated: January 31, 2008, - 10:24 AM
Senators predicted the demise of the MnDOT chief, as well as that of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's transportation plan.
Updated: January 15, 2008, - 10:15 PM
Federal investigators are trying to determine whether 91-degree heat caused expansion that put too much pressure on the corroded gusset plates that held the I-35W span together.
Updated: January 15, 2008, - 12:38 PM
MnDOT has released its previously suppressed 2007 inspection report on the Hastings bridge -- the state's busiest two-lane trunk highway bridge -- and it shows that the bridge needs immediate attention because of continued deterioration.
Updated: January 15, 2008, - 12:04 AM