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

Electric bikes make inroads in the U.S.

They're getting traction in the U.S., and helping people stay on the road.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 07:05 AM

Frac-sand debate tears SE Minnesota county apart

Ethics investigation finds Houston County official threatened opponents.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 11:20 PM

Rochester might give old movie theater a sequel

The grand old Chateau Theatre could fit in with the city’s coming plans for a major renovation of its downtown.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 04:33 PM

Rochester Civic Center expansion begins

It comes in a busy week that included plans to buy a historic downtown theater and the start of a study needed for high-speed rail to Twin Cities.

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 10:03 PM

Obituary: Longtime Minneapolis Library Board member Mary Doty

Mary Doty, the longtime Minneapolis Library Board member who helped usher in the new Central Library and who was known for her sharp intellect and gracious leadership while serving as board chair, died March 6. She was 85.

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 12:20 AM

Court affirms tossing most serious charges in Waseca bomb case

Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that dismissed the most serious charges against a young man accused of plotting to bomb his Waseca school.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 05:51 PM

Fans of a Minnesota ghost town fight to save empty church

“You tear down the church, Terrebonne really doesn’t exist anymore,” said Dan Derosier, the head of a small group working to preserve St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Updated: March 11, 2015, - 05:47 AM

Hamline U. forensic anthropologist helps police identify old bones

The bones that end up with forensic anthropologist Sue Myster come from the strangest places: construction projects, disturbed grave sites, long-hidden crime scenes.

Updated: March 09, 2015, - 03:24 PM

No jail time for Philip Nelson in Kolstad beating

The former U quarterback apologized to Isaac Kolstad, as he received 100 hours of community service and no jail time for the Mankato fight at bar-closing time.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 08:02 AM

Fergus Falls council member's death ruled a suicide

Drugs, alcohol played no role in death, State Patrol report says.

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 09:40 PM

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