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 hopes to return proceeds to owners of auctioned cars

Minneapolis is looking to return money to those whose vehicles have been towed and sold in the past seven years.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 09:47 PM

Stops by cops increase in downtown Minneapolis, North Side

Other Minneapolis areas see declines, fueling questions on race, crime trends.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 07:06 AM

Man killed, another wounded at Champions Bar in Minneapolis

The violence reignites feud between Champions bar and the city of Minneapolis over security measures involving off-duty cops.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 10:03 PM

No charges against Minneapolis cops in Green Bay racial slurs case

No charges will be filed in Green Bay, Wis., against two off-duty Minneapolis police officers who got into a street...

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Racial incidents lead to calls to investigate Minneapolis police

As Chief Janeé Harteau hosted a meeting of community leaders, others vowed to ask for a federal investigation.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 11:56 PM

Harteau: Training, hiring practices will be re-examined

Harteau plans to examine the department’s training and hiring practices after two incidents in which white officers allegedly used racial slurs and got into fights with black men while off duty.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 09:07 PM

For decades, Minneapolis police have been accused of racial bias

Calls are renewed for oversight, discipline in the wake of two recent cases.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 10:31 PM

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

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