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

Minneapolis cops to field squad of hundreds for All-Star Game

Downtown Minneapolis will be brimming with police officers, but not many police cars, when the All-Star Game rolls into town...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 05:23 AM

Minneapolis police making fewer stops for suspicious people, cars and traffic scofflaws

Crime is up in some areas as stops for traffic and suspicion decrease with shrinking staff.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Minneapolis 'miracle baby' is recovering fast after 11-story fall

Doctors will remove Musa Dayib's last cast Thursday, the one covering his left arm from the wrist to the biceps. The only other visible sign of his 11-story fall to the ground is a pink scar on the back of his head.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 11:32 PM

Beloved school police officer says goodbye, moving to a new beat

Six years after he took the assignment at Lucy Laney school, Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen is moving on, leaving behind a school that knew him as the wisecracking, good-natured cop.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Minneapolis shelter now allowing public to adopt pit bulls, Rottweilers

Before this change by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, adoption of these so-called bully breeds was limited to specific city-approved rescue groups.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Vigil planned for Minneapolis shooting victim Steverson, 17

Nehemiah Steverson was killed Sunday in north Minneapolis. No arrests have been made.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 09:01 PM

With pension rule change, scores of police officers in state will retire

A wave of retirements at police departments across Minnesota driven by a pension rule change is likely to exacerbate a shortage of officers in Minneapolis and other cities just as the summer crime season arrives. Nearly one in five agency heads surveyed recently said the pension changes will cause major turmoil for their department.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 12:17 PM

Man detained in Dinkytown melee faces drug-sale charges after video is found

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man filmed himself apparently dealing drugs in the hours before he confronted police officers during the Dinkytown...

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Minneapolis middle school teacher accused of soliciting minor

School Distric says the employee is now on leave.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Sheriff’s deputies to help downtown Mpls. summer patrols

Sheriff’s deputies will patrol downtown in the afternoons and evenings through Labor Day in partnership with city and Metro Transit police

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 08:58 PM

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