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

It happened where? New tools online try to make Minneapolis safer

Map has daily updates and 3 years of Minneapolis data.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:04 AM

Bicyclist died in south Minneapolis' danger zone: Franklin Avenue

Franklin Avenue is the city’s second-worst corridor for bike-car crashes and its busiest without a bike lane, bringing calls for change.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:12 AM

Heroin killed 54 in Hennepin County in 2013; deadliest year ever

The grim tally was nearly seven times higher than just three years earlier, when eight people died, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Feb. 4: Suspect was due in court the day of slaying

Homeowner Thomas K. Sonnenberg, a 69-year-old retiree, was shot in the head with his own handgun, accordiing to charges against 20-year-old Devon Derrick Parker.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Minneapolis man faces assault charge after toddler severely injured

His 18-month-old daughter is in intensive care with head injuries.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 05:41 PM

No charges in rape allegations at Dinkytown apartment

There is ‘no evidence that a crime occurred,’ says police spokesman.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 11:06 AM

Nice Ride Minnesota will be back despite supplier’s struggles

Use of tax dollars for bike sharing at heart of Canadian bankruptcy.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 11:05 PM

Twin Cities heroin, painkiller deaths surged in first half of 2013

The rise in opiate-related deaths came even as drug experts, law enforcement and others fought to slow a problem they say is fueled by legal drugs in the bathroom cabinet and an underground market flooded with cheap heroin.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 08:18 PM

Minneapolis police force shrinking as retirements kick in

The Police Department, with its smallest roster in decades, aims to hire more cops and get them trained.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 06:19 AM

New Ulm suspect arrested after chase, gunfire in Minneapolis

The suspect, a New Ulm man with an extensive record, was taken into custody and reportedly was ‘fine’ after a brief, dramatic chase.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 08:01 AM

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