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

Dec. 5: Rash of crime since summer has U's campus on edge

A string of brazen and violent crimes around the University of Minnesota has escalated fears on campus, with students asking for more security and U officials taking the unusual step of asking the city to deploy additional officers in the campus area.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 05:45 AM

In Twin Cities, they're 'not just firefighters anymore'

Fire calls are down while medical calls are up. So cities are changing how they fund and manage their departments.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 10:39 AM

North Minneapolis' Cookie Cart has recipe for growth

The north Minneapolis bakery that helps teens learn jobs skills will add bulletproof glass after a recent shot that sailed through the front lobby where kids in sunshine-yellow T-shirts meet customers.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 05:41 AM

Nov. 15: Mpls. officer won't face charges in fatal collision with motorcycle

Squad car video shows the motorcycle sliding through intersection and slamming into the rear passenger side of the officer’s SUV.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 01:02 PM

Gunman prompts U of M students to seek shelter

University of Minnesota police said an armed man tried to rob a student in Anderson Hall Monday afternoon before fleeing into the tunnel system between buildings.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 02:32 PM

New Minneapolis City Council makes history

With Alondra Cano and Blong Yang declared winners in races Friday, the Minneapolis City Council will have its first Hispanic, Hmong and Somali members.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 06:22 AM

Nov. 7: State alerts neighborhood about vapors

Fumes could enter Minneapolis homes from the soil, once contaminated with a solvent from an old General Mills lab.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Maple Grove woman sentenced in heroin overdose death

Maple Grove woman who supplied heroin had faced a possible 86-month sentence in man’s overdose.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:52 PM

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

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