Jeffrey Meitrodt

Investigations Editor
Phone: 612-673-4132
Since joining the Star Tribune in 2009, Jeff Meitrodt has overseen more than a dozen investigations, including coverage of after-school tutoring companies, synthetic drugs, doctor discipline and lakefront development. He is currently working on investigations centered in the business world. He previously worked at the Chicago Tribune and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, where he won national awards for his coverage of cronyism in Illinois government, widespread nepotism among Louisiana’s freewheeling fraternity of river pilots and massive abuses in government programs for women and minority business. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

Recent content from Jeffrey Meitrodt

MNsure is shifting project management to outside vendor

Project management work on the troubled insurance exchange website shifts to an IT company.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 06:26 AM

Deloitte in line for MNsure repair work

The consulting firm’s task would be to fix flaws in the health insurance exchange.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 05:46 AM

Wider, deeper MNsure audit wins approval

The state’s legislative auditor says he will conduct a time-consuming investigation, with results that won’t come until after the...

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 10:17 AM

Dayton lashes out at new GOP inquiry on MNsure

As Republicans press for answers on troubled rollout of state insurance exchange, Dayton blocks access to key state officials.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 05:57 AM

Sunday: MNsure defects were no surprise

Project leaders chose to launch Minnesota's health insurance website knowing it was plagued by bugs. Managers and auditors said for months that the project was falling woefully behind and that critical system tests came too late or had to be curtailed

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 04:23 PM

MNsure error rates improve as sign-up gets easier

The insurance exchange appears to be turning a corner and had signed up 92,498 people as of this past weekend.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Feb. 3: MNsure scolded for delays in fixing call center

A major boost in manpower is still weeks away at MNsure’s overwhelmed call center, which continues to keep customers on hold for 30 minutes or more.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 09:39 PM

In Minnesota, race drives school labels, discipline for students

Minnesota leads the U.S. in its rate of black students labeled with emotional and behavioral problems, prompting calls for change.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 11:30 AM

Minnesota's loose special ed rules drive up costs, boost enrollment

Loose Minnesota rules enable students who wouldn't qualify in other states to get services, straining budgets. All voices in the fight are certain they are acting in the best interests of schools and their students.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 06:50 AM

Mentally troubled students overwhelm schools

One boy's struggle with “Mr. Angry” highlights a growing dilemma: Thousands of kids with mental problems rely on schools for care.

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 07:26 AM

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