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

Rogue psychiatrist investigation leaves Minnesota officials fuming

The probe involving three high-ranking psychiatrists has come to light at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, angering the agency’s top officials and underscoring a pattern of management breakdowns in the state’s mental health system.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 06:59 AM

April 8: Judge slams St. Peter hospital for misleading him on patient's care

Two psychiatrists at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter deliberately misled a Hennepin County judge about the care of a mentally ill woman after the judge concluded she had suffered medical neglect, according to court documents reviewed by the Star Tribune.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 09:04 PM

April 22: Billing puts psychiatrist in two places at once; Minnesota alleges false billing

State investigators allege psychiatrist who oversaw care for hundreds of patients billed falsely.

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Man in wheelchair who was hit, killed on Minneapolis highway is ID'd

A 37-year old man from East Grand Forks has been identified as the person killed Thursday night while crossing a...

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 05:30 PM

Woman killed in Minneapolis fire is identified

A woman who died in a fire in her south Minneapolis home on Friday has been identified as Kelly Ann...

Updated: July 14, 2013, - 01:39 PM

Minnesota pays $400,000 to settle suit in inmate's death

Mentally ill prisoner died after bout of seizures untreated.

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 09:39 PM

Obituary: Dr. Sylvester Sanfilippo, pediatrician and researcher

His name is associated with a rare and fatal childhood disease, which he helped identify 50 years ago. His satisfaction...

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 12:17 AM

Monday: Terror attack against police foiled, FBI says

Buford Rogers appeared in federal court Monday. Authorities said his arrest and the confiscation of guns and pipe bombs possibly saved lives.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 05:06 PM

Chisholm assisted-living facility left man sitting in filth

State report to be released today finds neglect at Chisholm home.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 09:45 PM

Records infraction not first for doctor fired from state mental hospital

A state psychiatrist who was forced to resign in 2005 was later rehired and then fired because of poor patient...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 12:07 AM

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