Jeffrey Meitrodt | Star Tribune
Investigations Editor

Previously, Meitrodt was an investigative reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He also covered the Illinois statehouse for the Chicago Tribune. He grew up in southeastern Minnesota and graduated in 1984 from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism. He has won national journalism awards for his reporting on public corruption in Louisiana and Illinois, and for his coverage of corporate misconduct and educational disparities in Minnesota.


Able Energy ordered to repay $1.5 million to customers

Able Energy must repay $1.5 million to defrauded clients, a judge has ruled.


Newspapers seek help on pension requirements

Costs adding pressure to industry, coalition says.


Honeywell engineer, veteran and lover of brats Raymond Gottsacker dies at 94

His legacy includes four engineering patents, a Purple Heart earned during World War II and a 500-word love letter to his wife.


Owner of solar-installation company admits problems, says he's trying to catch up

Able Energy faces license revocation hearing.


Dodge County sheriff, journalist butt heads after incident at drowning scene

After deputies confiscate camera at drowning scene, each side claims the other acted unreasonably.


Able Energy's unfinished solar projects spark legislation, state fraud suit

State officials are seeking restitution for customers who are still waiting for solar installations after making big down payments.


Bill Doi, World War II internee and social activist, dies at 101

Doi was a veteran of the Twin Cities advertising scene and a leader in the local Japanese-American community.


Tom Petters bankruptcy trustee alleges fraud via $100 million claim

Investor Michael L. Stern says he did nothing wrong by asking for up to $100 million.


KleinBank settles closely watched discrimination case

KleinBank will open a Hennepin County branch.


Facing $30M in losses, investors fight back against ex-wrestler's firm

Fraud claims follow company's bankruptcy.