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

Aug. 2: 3 Mpls. cops cited in Apple Valley bar fight; racial slurs alleged

They were cited for assault in fracas outside an Apple Valley bar last year.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 09:52 PM

July 30: Minneapolis cops' 'hateful' slurs appall city leaders

Some of the comments that officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell made after the fight with a group of black men outside a Green Bay bar were captured on video as they called the black men a racial slur and derided the local police as a “clown show.”

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Harteau pledges 'dialogue' to address racial incidents

Janee Harteau said racism “will not be tolerated” in Police Department.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 12:29 AM

Mpls. rally puts faces, names to debate over gun background checks

A nationwide bus tour promoting gun control rolled into Minneapolis on Wednesday, where local politicians joined shooting survivors and the...

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 11:03 PM

2 Mpls. cops hostile to Green Bay police, used 'N-word'

Report says the two men also disparaged their police chief as a lesbian in an expletive-laden rant.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 01:42 PM

Two Minneapolis police officers accused of using racial and sexual slurs

The Minneapolis officers were placed on leave, sources said.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:37 PM

Boy in serious condition after 4-story fall from Mpls. building

A 5-year-old boy fell from a fourth-floor window of a north Minneapolis apartment Tuesday morning and was badly hurt.

Updated: July 24, 2013, - 07:14 AM

Minneapolis hit by spate of homicides -- 6 in last 4 weeks

Overall, 21 people have been killed in Minneapolis so far in 2013, compared with 15 this time last year, but about the same as the 10-year average for the city.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 11:27 PM

Police shoot, kill deer on downtown Minneapolis lot

A wild yearling deer that wandered into a weedy lot in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday was shot and killed after...

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 10:02 PM

13 excessive force complaints against Minneapolis cop involved in shooting

Minneapolis police officer Lucas Peterson's supervisors and fellow officers praise him as a courageous and exemplary cop. Court records offer a different view — an officer whose aggressive methods frequently cross the line.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 08:58 AM

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