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

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

Unsolved stabbing death of Minneapolis woman came after years of drug addiction, homelessness

Minneapolis woman’s death came after years of drug addiction and homelessness.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 09:18 PM

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

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