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.
The Oberender case exposes loopholes in national gun laws and Minnesota's background checks.
Updated: October 03, 2014, - 09:50 PM
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has zeroed in on Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the country, as a target-rich recruiting ground for fighters.
Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:25 AM
19-year-old St. Paul woman has left to help wounded terrorists, according to a family member.
Updated: September 20, 2014, - 06:05 PM
Between 20-30 Somalis may have conspired to join terrorists.
Updated: September 20, 2014, - 06:04 PM
The FBI is looking into the possibility that a Twin Cities Somali man was killed in Syria fighting with terrorists.
Updated: August 29, 2014, - 11:27 AM
After enduring his first rounds of chemotherapy at North Memorial Medical Center’s Humphrey Cancer Center in February 2013, Albert Zatkoff...
Updated: August 28, 2014, - 11:38 PM
Family who own dozen metro area phone stores accused of reaping more than $4 million from selling stolen phones. The estimated profit on the resale of each stolen phone ranged between $500 to $1,000, authorities said.
Updated: August 12, 2014, - 11:41 PM
A Mexican cartel sent enforcers to Minnesota to recover stolen drugs.
Updated: July 30, 2014, - 09:13 PM
Agents say he romanced a corrections officer and got her to buy guns for him.
Updated: July 10, 2014, - 08:48 PM