Jeffrey Meitrodt | Star Tribune
Investigations Editor

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.


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.


Solar company Able Energy challenges state license revocation order

State says Able Energy engaged in fraud for taking down payments and not doing the work. Scope of problems is unprecedented in Minnesota.