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

“Rehab Addict” host can’t stop demolition of Minneapolis house

Nicole Curtis proclaimed city ineptitude from the sidewalk as the crew’s excavator took sweeping bites out of the three-story Victorian.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 02:06 PM

Mpls. police say new North Side beat is part of summer strategy

Minneapolis chief says 17 officers who are part of a new beat will get to know problem areas block by...

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 09:02 PM

Police in SW Minneapolis on extra patrols because of luring incidents

Police said it’s unknown if the incidents are related.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 07:55 PM

Body found in car at Minneapolis towing lot

Police say the death is a possible homicide.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 07:37 PM

Minneapolis officer hasn’t yet talked to police about fatal crash

Police Chief Janeé Harteau confirmed that the police SUV headed to a shooting did have a red light before a deadly collision.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 06:50 AM

Friends of motorcyclist killed in crash seek answers

Those close to Ivan Romero Olivares have questions after he died in a crash with a police SUV.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 03:49 PM

Questions remain about Friday's fatal Mpls. shooting, collision

Minneapolis police chief cited investigation, desire to keep attention on awards ceremony.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Drug dealers charged with murder in Twin Cities heroin overdose deaths

As heroin deaths hit record highs across the Twin Cities, angry prosecutors are more likely to file third-degree murder charges...

Updated: April 29, 2013, - 06:25 AM

Minneapolis parking ramp assailant sentenced to 20 years

The judge said the weekday afternoon attack in which a woman was stabbed was “just short of murder.”

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 10:42 PM

Ex-Minneapolis cop solicited girl, 11, charges in new case say

More victims are expected as Brad Schnickel is arrested again.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 11:08 PM

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