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.

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Part Four: ATV design changes could reduce injuries

Some call for added features, but the industry says riders who follow the warnings already in place will be safe.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 09:36 AM

Massachusetts has nation's toughest ATV law

PLYMOUTH, MASS – The showroom at Pilgrim Power Sports is sparse if you’re looking for an all-terrain vehicle.Only three new...

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 09:34 AM

Part Three: ATV regulations are all over the map

Some have imposed tough laws for children to ride, but others leave age minimum open.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 09:33 AM

Part One: Four-wheel thrills drive child injuries, deaths

Some ATV enthusiasts are gambling with their children’s lives. Instead of buying off-road vehicles specifically designed for young riders, many parents are letting their children drive adult-sized ATVs that can exceed 60 miles per hour and are as difficult to control as a car.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 05:21 PM

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

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