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

In nearly two years, Chief Harteau has spent 66 days on the road

Minneapolis police chief says out-of-state conferences have benefited the department.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Mountain bike bridge safety gets a look around state after Austin doctor's death

Veteran bicyclist died after falling off bridge he helped build.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Mayo Clinic extends telemedicine tests to Austin kiosks

Employees can step into a kiosk for remote health care to treat minor aches and pains.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 07:31 AM

High school mountain bike racing rises in popularity

Minnesota High School Cycling League is gaining popularity in second year.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 12:11 AM

Security stepped up at downtown ramps after brazen daytime assaults

One woman accosted, second sexually assaulted within hours Tuesday at same Warehouse District ramp.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Minn. dad faces first-degree murder charge in death of 2-month-old son

A Stearns County father faces a possible life sentence after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of first degree murder in the alleged shaking death of his 2-month-old son.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 10:59 AM

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon back from dead

Casino’s $50,000 and volunteers save the famous sled dog race.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Giant pumpkins break records, confound scientists and growers

It will take a pumpkin weighing at least 1 ton to challenge the 2,032-pound goliath seen last year at a contest in Napa, Calif. If history is any indication, someone will beat it.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Body is identified as missing NDSU student

Thomas Bearson, 18, was last seen leaving a campus party early Saturday.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Aug. 26: Gunman sprays HCMC entrance in brazen midday attack

Gunfire erupted after a dispute between two groups of people at the hospital, shattering windows and hitting an SUV. One witness said it was just ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.”

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 11:29 PM

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