Jeffrey Meitrodt | Star Tribune
Investigations Editor

Jeffrey Meitrodt is an investigative reporter for the Star Tribune who specializes in stories involving the collision of business and government regulation. 

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.


Senior care company Welcov Healthcare is 'winding down operations,' report says

Edina-based company on verge of expansion in 2015 has faced state scrutiny for care violations and now operates only 22 facilities instead of 60.


Harold Theiste, computer software pioneer, dies at 82

Getting kicked out of class may have been the best thing that ever happened to Harold "Hal" Theiste.It was the first day of school at…


Ex-Viking, Justice Page to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Trump cited his athletic accomplishments, his long judicial career and his charitable work. Page is one of a handful of well-known Minnesotans to receive the honor. The ceremony will take place Friday.


Warner Bros. radio representative Steve Fingerett dies at 67

His job was procuring radio airplay for musicians ranging from Christopher Cross to Van Halen, and he delivered for 22 years.


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.