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

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

Mpls. cop, Cub employees accused in gas discount scam

A Minneapolis police officer who worked off-duty at a Cub Foods store is under investigation and a group of store employees were fired after they were caught misusing a store rewards card to get discounts on gas, the store and police said Thursday.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 11:10 PM

Man missing on Minnesota River near New Ulm

Two in party swam to shore

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 12:24 AM

Minneapolis’ new police chief put to the test early in tenure

Minneapolis’ new police chief, who has faced a storm of internal troubles, says she’s committed to reform.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 10:20 PM

1,353 guns lost, stolen last year in Minnesota

One of the largest thefts last year took place in July, when 30 handguns were stolen from a Gander Mountain store in Woodbury.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 10:20 PM

Minneapolis police seek man accused of robbing five cabdrivers at knifepoint

A man wanted for the assault and robbery of five cabdrivers at knifepoint this week should be considered armed and...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 08:38 PM

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