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

Minnesota's million-dollar inmates

Two forces -- an aging prison population and rising health costs -- threaten to crush the state's corrections budget.

Updated: April 01, 2012, - 10:03 AM

State fires security hospital's chief

In David Proffitt's seven months at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, staff problems got worse.

Updated: March 28, 2012, - 06:44 AM

Obituary: Ex-Viking Don Joyce was ferocious on field, kind off it

He played with Johnny Unitas before coming to Minnesota and later coached at DeLasalle.

Updated: March 11, 2012, - 12:44 AM

Golden Valley prepares for sex felon moving into halfway house

Convicted pedophile Clarence Opheim is scheduled to move to a halfway house in Golden Valley under careful supervision.

Updated: March 05, 2012, - 11:19 PM

St. Peter psychiatric hospital is in turmoil

Most of the experienced psychiatric staff have either quit or been fired at the security facility in St. Peter.

Updated: February 13, 2012, - 02:04 PM

Dayton cites 'crisis’ at St. Peter hospital

Governor inspected state psychiatric hospital after a string of complaints and resignations.

Updated: February 13, 2012, - 01:56 PM

First sex offender is granted release by judges

Clarence Opheim, 64, has been held 19 years in a state program. He will live in a St. Paul halfway house.

Updated: February 03, 2012, - 11:32 PM

Cost drives new plan on treating sex offenders

Citing the high cost of indefinite civil commitment for Minnesota sex offenders, two influential lawmakers will propose a shift to longer prison terms, coupled with intensive -- but cheaper -- treatment.

Updated: January 19, 2012, - 09:55 PM

Six inmates high on LSD unleash a day of chaos in Faribault

Violent reactions to drug sent the inmates to hospitals on Christmas Eve.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 06:18 AM

Drugs flow into locked state facility in Fergus Falls

Security review is ordered; patient charged with dealing. Police say narcotics were smuggled into the Fergus Falls facility.

Updated: January 12, 2012, - 12:02 PM

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