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

St. Paul man pleads guilty in drunken driving death

A 34-year-old St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to fleeing a police officer while driving drunk through downtown Minneapolis before...

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 11:53 PM

Minneapolis must pay more than $410,000 for cop’s fights

The two police brutality suits filed against the officer will cost more than $410,000.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 07:36 AM

Terrance Franklin DNA tied to stolen gun, Minneapolis police report

Gun was in sock found last fall five blocks from where he was killed.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Third Hennepin County trial ends in conviction for man who shot rival

A Hennepin County jury convicted Jermaine Edward Harris of murder Friday for the 2012 shooting death of Richard Jinkins, an...

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 09:09 PM

Elk River home invasion leads to chase, crash, arrests

Authorities captured two men Thursday morning shortly after they allegedly broke into an Elk River home, severely beat a man...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 07:34 PM

Fat bikes - with 4-inch-wide tires - are on the rise in metro parks

With fat bikes on the rise, enthusiasts have found creative ways to groom mountain bike trails for winter riding.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:49 AM

It happened where? New tools online try to make Minneapolis safer

Map has daily updates and 3 years of Minneapolis data.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:04 AM

Bicyclist died in south Minneapolis' danger zone: Franklin Avenue

Franklin Avenue is the city’s second-worst corridor for bike-car crashes and its busiest without a bike lane, bringing calls for change.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:12 AM

Heroin killed 54 in Hennepin County in 2013; deadliest year ever

The grim tally was nearly seven times higher than just three years earlier, when eight people died, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Feb. 4: Suspect was due in court the day of slaying

Homeowner Thomas K. Sonnenberg, a 69-year-old retiree, was shot in the head with his own handgun, accordiing to charges against 20-year-old Devon Derrick Parker.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 02:19 PM

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