Matt McKinney

Reporter | Public safety
Phone: 612-673-7329
Matt writes stories from Minneapolis, chiefly about crime, but has also told readers about a dying man who recovered his stolen bicycle so he could pass it on to his children; a house built so well it doesn’t need a furnace; a man who died a virtual stranger in his own neighborhood, despite having lived a full life; and shortcomings in the city’s public auctions process. He once wrote a poem about the weather. And the newspaper published it.

Recent content from Matt McKinney

Fergus Falls council member, professor led cops on 11-mile chase before fatal crash

Assistant county attorney was fleeing law enforcement Monday in a high-speed chase when he hit a squad car.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Driver killed after 11-mile police chase was Fergus Falls council member, professor

Timothy Rundquist was killed Monday evening after crashing into a patrol car.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 05:04 PM

U.S. court rules gray wolf hunts in Great Lakes states illegal

Returning the wolf to “endangered” status ends three years of hunting in the region.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Isaac Kolstad: 'I can feel myself getting better'

A remarkably improved Isaac Kolstad spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from a near fatal beating seven months ago in Mankato that left him in a coma.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 07:57 AM

State's only velodrome could be torn down due to disrepair

Its wooden trusses failing, the state’s only velodrome will close for good this winter unless an 11th-hour appeal by cyclists and their supporters can raise the cash needed to fix it.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 11:18 AM

Selling the cold, Minnesota's tech community welcomes data centers

Low temperatures can help attract data centers.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 10:19 PM

Aaron Purmort and his wife faced his death with humor, frankness

It turns out that Aaron Purmort was not Spider-Man, as he claimed in the funny-sweet obituary written by him and his wife, Nora, shortly before his death last week.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 05:12 AM

Philip Nelson's attorney says charges should be dismissed

Multiple causes of Isaac Kolstad’s injuries muddy case against Philip Nelson, his lawyer argued at a Monday hearing.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Obituary: Theodore Papermaster, longtime Twin Cities pediatrician, World War II vet

Theodore “Ted” Papermaster, a longtime Twin Cities pediatrician known for a prodigious memory and swift diagnostic skills, died Nov. 10...

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 05:37 PM

St. Cloud domestic violence court takes on 'worst of the worst'

Stearns County Domestic Violence Court is a novel program that was recently recognized by the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women as a “mentor court’’ where other jurisdictions could learn useful lessons.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 06:03 AM

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