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

Community activist Al Flowers: I did not resist Minneapolis police

Police union president offers different version of events, says Flowers bit an officer.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 11:54 PM

ID released of man shot dead in N. Minneapolis after fight on bus

Authorities have identified a 38-year-old Minneapolis man gunned down in north Minneapolis after a fight on a Metro Transit bus.Andrew...

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 07:48 AM

Arrest made in north Minneapolis homicide after bus fight

Juvenile is linked to gunfire that followed bus quarrel.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Break-ins are soaring in south Mpls.; police to beef up patrols

A spree of burglaries, hitting high-end bikes and garages, leaves crime-weary residents unsettled and cops busy.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 05:16 AM

Wed.: Mpls. to boost cops in trouble spots

Mayor and chief announce a $300,000 plan to pay overtime to nine officers.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:21 PM

State 911 service only months away from offering text-to-911

The service has been made feasible on 4 networks and is embraced by deaf community.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 10:10 PM

Man charged in north Mpls. party shooting that wounded 3 women

Delonte Ahshone Thomas, 19, armed with a handgun, shot three women 25 times after an argument at a birthday party and now faces six charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 09:20 PM

July 10: 3 women shot in north Mpls. back yard

The crimes were part of a rising tide of violence in north Minneapolis, where police have reported 413 aggravated assaults so far this year, a 13 percent increase from last year.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Deputy Mpls. police chief explains run for Hennepin County sheriff

Frizell cited Rich Stanek’s “absentee leadership” as reason for entering race.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Arrest made in Minneapolis double stabbing case from early Sunday

Teenage boy, 17, held at juvenile detention center.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:59 AM

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