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

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

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

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