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

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

Draft plan shows how $6 billion would remake Rochester

First draft of city’s new look takes inspiration from global destinations like Barcelona and Berlin.

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 05:31 PM

Obituary: U Prof. Robert J. Collins helped develop the laser beam

The night her father came home from the laboratory with a box, Molly Picha remembers, he gathered his children in...

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 04:18 PM

Sept. 4: Beating victim Isaac Kolstad leads Mankato football team on the field

Packed stadium rallied around Isaac Kolstad, who is working toward a full recovery.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 08:21 AM

Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake, one of state's largest

The find is the first of adult mussels in Bemidji area.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Cargill Foundation grant takes aim at rural nursing shortage

The $1.9 million grant will fund internships, classes and bonuses for nursing students.

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

Rochester woman among six McKnight Foundation service award winners

Rochester nurse Melissa Eagle Uhlmann among those awarded for their work with immigrants, children and the homeless

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 08:46 AM

Ely, Minn., man claims world-record tomato

It took fertilizer, the greenest of thumbs and a pair of pantyhose for Dan MacCoy to grow his record-breaking 8.41-pound tomato, a lobed behemoth that looked something like a partially-inflated beach ball when he finally plucked it.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 09:38 PM

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