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.


Black drivers: Twin Cities taxi company shut them out of high-paying work

Green & White denies that it shut them out of high-paying work for corporate accounts.


Probe of trader Tim Krieger cleared to proceed

Focus is how millions in company assets vanished before bankruptcy filing.


Second Minnesota suit filed following deaths from tainted caramel apples

The lawsuit, filed this month in Ramsey County, is involving one of the nation's worst outbreaks of listeriosis in recent years.


Suit: Big French firm ripping off Minnesota drone maker

A tiny Bloomington company called QFO Labs last week asked a federal judge to block a large French company from selling its ­popular drones at Best Buy, Target and ­Amazon, arguing the foreign manufacturer ripped off its design.


Twin City Fan Cos. family rift yields multi-million dollar settlement

Charles Barry will sell his share to end legal dispute.


Allstate alleges Ameriprise is stealing agents, client info

Ameriprise denied the allegations, claiming that many of the confidential documents identified by Allstate are readily available to "anyone with a computer, car or phone or access to the court."


U.S. trustee pursues investigation of former star wrestler Tim Krieger

Probe would seek to uncover how millions in Aspirity Energy assets disappeared.


Executive sues Thrivent, saying he was fired because he is black

Thrivent denies allegation, saying he violated their leadership standards.


Minnesota plans a 'modest' bid in high-stakes Amazon battle

So far, the most valuable incentives package comes from Newark, New Jersey, where state and local officials have teamed up to offer $7 billion in tax breaks. Dayton said the pitch outlines the state's existing incentive programs, which have a $3 million spending cap.


Iowa dramatically outspends Minnesota to lure companies like Amazon

Minnesota spends much less than its neighbors to attract big employers.