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

Thumbs up for ranking choices; thumbs down for long list

Minneapolis voters didn’t trip up on ranked-choice voting Tuesday — which faced its first major test since it was approved...

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Epic nightclub murder victim had been ordered to stay out of downtown

Tyrone Washington, the 27-year-old homicide victim gunned down at Epic nightclub early Sunday, had been ordered by a Hennepin County judge to stay out of downtown Minneapolis following his guilty plea two weeks ago to a charge of terroristic threats for the benefit of a gang.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 11:29 PM

Epic nightclub faces pressure after fatal shooting at rap concert

Homicide at Epic warrants closing it, says one Minneapolis City Council member.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Minneapolis Fire Department welcomes new cadets

For the second time this year, the Minneapolis Fire Department held a graduation ceremony to welcome new recruits to its...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 04:03 AM

Police body cameras raise questions about privacy rights

Police body cameras that can cost as little as $299 seem likely to arrive at most Twin Cities police departments in years to come, even as questions linger about privacy rights, video storage and how and when the cameras get used.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 05:43 AM

Passenger in Minneapolis crash is recovering, friends say

Friends are holding fundraisers to help pay mounting medical bills.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 11:48 PM

New Minneapolis cop review panel under fire

Minneapolis civilian oversight board faces criticism for limiting public comments and not having full specifics on cases it will oversee.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 07:26 AM

Two recent Minneapolis deaths, one a confirmed homicide, under investigation

Several “persons of interest” being interviewed in suspicious death of one man; investigators looking for leads in second man’s murder

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 01:06 PM

Samuels' 'Minneapolis crime families' claim true in general

Officials, community members concur with the mayoral candidate's theory to some degree.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:51 PM

Man suspected in brutal attack outside Mpls. store arrested

The victim survived the brutal attack, which was caught on video. Police suspect a gang rivalry.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 09:16 PM

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