Dennis J. McGrath | Star Tribune
Deputy Digital Editor | StarTribune.com

Dennis J. McGrath is Deputy Digital Editor for the Star Tribune.

Previously, McGrath was assistant managing editor/local news, city editor, nation/world editor, state politics editor, political reporter and Minneapolis City Hall reporter. He is the author of "Professor Wellstone Goes to Washington." A native of New York City, McGrath lives in Minnetonka with his wife. They have two grown daughters, both teachers. McGrath graduated from Queens College in NYC and began at the Star Tribune as a summer intern in 1978. He is a tournament chess player and an avid bike rider.


Review: 'The Improbable Wendell Willkie,' by David Levering Lewis

NONFICTION: Wendell Willkie's political career was tragically short, but he had a huge impact at a critical moment in our nation's history.


Review: 'Autumn in Venice' by Andrea di Robilant

NONFICTION: Ernest Hemingway fell hard for a Venetian teenager, and she inspired him to write one of his greatest works.


Minnetonka chess grandmaster fails to repeat as U.S. champion

Wesley So didn't lose any games, but too many draws and too few wins left him in third place.


Complete Minnesota Poll results: State gun legislation

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 625 Minnesota registered voters between April 15 and April 18 about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control. Scroll…


Complete Minnesota Poll results: Gun laws

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 625 Minnesota registered voters between April 15 and April 18 about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control. Scroll…


Complete Minnesota Poll results: Taxes

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the recent federal tax law signed by…


American chess grandmaster wins right to play for world championship

Minnetonka grandmaster Wesley So, the youngest competitor, finished in 7th place in the 8-player field.


Complete Minnesota Poll results: Governor's race

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the upcoming race for governor in Minnesota…


Complete Minnesota Poll results: Sexual harassment

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about workplace sexual harassment and the fallout of…


Minnesota Poll results: What Minnesotans think about Al Franken's resignation

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about Al Franken's resignation from the Senate amid…