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

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

Natural gas leak in North Loop bar causes closure on Washington Av.

A natural gas leak occurred late Thursday morning along Washington Avenue N. in the North Loop of Minneapolis, authorities said.

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 10:58 PM

Captured Duluth escapees left footprints in the snow

A prison count that came up two people short was the guards’ first clue that something was amiss last month...

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Family of Minneapolis murder victim says he was 'assassinated'

Just weeks after he returned to Minneapolis from Mississippi, Tommy Bardney was making good on his promise to spend more...

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 11:53 PM

Bicyclist survives Molotov cocktail on Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway

A cyclist who’s spent the last two years delivering coffee by bike for Peace Coffee narrowly avoided a flaming Molotov...

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 07:16 PM

Charges say driver admitted hitting Minneapolis cyclist, fleeing scene

The hit-and-run driver who killed a cyclist early Saturday on E. Lake Street was spotted minutes later by police as...

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 11:44 PM

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