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 decision by Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson overrules the department’s inspector general, who decided last month that the psychiatrist’s threats didn’t merit a finding of maltreatment.
Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:21 PM
Nurses refused David Picard treatment for his severe respiratory infection.
Updated: January 04, 2014, - 07:00 PM
Changing culture and filling jobs have proved difficult at the Minnesota Security Hospital, a sprawling facility that houses more than 300 patients on the outskirts of St. Peter.
Updated: January 01, 2014, - 08:54 AM
Burt Ewing Jr. murdered his sister in 1998. After a judge found him not guilty due to mental illness, he was committed to the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter. 14 years later, he stabbed his mother while on a "day pass" from the hospital. He was found not guilty for attempted murder and will remain at the security hospital indefinitely.
Updated: December 31, 2013, - 12:42 PM
The bill authorizes $40 million to extend funding for mental health courts for five years, creates more crisis intervention teams to work closely with police, and offers veterans better screening.
Updated: December 23, 2013, - 06:10 AM
The Third Precinct in south Minneapolis encompasses neighborhoods of struggle and calm. A rookie cop soon learns that, more than...
Updated: December 22, 2013, - 12:15 AM
An FBI agent testified Monday that Minnesota National Guardsman Keith Novak discussed bombing a National Security Agency facility in Utah, although he has not been charged.
Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:55 PM
No video or audio remains to document crucial minutes in 2009 before guards tried to save a Stillwater inmate hanging in his cell.
Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:52 PM
Witnesses tell a Senate panel that Minnesota has fallen behind in services, care.
Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:40 AM