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

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

Pedaling while plowed? It's not against the law but has its risks

The long-cherished bicycle pub crawl, once a renegade’s night out, has come out of the shadows as both bicycling and beer making rise to intoxicating new heights in Minneapolis.

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 07:31 PM

Minneapolis police forward probe of shooting to county attorney

“The position of this office is that every officer incident that results in the death of a civilian is taken to the grand jury,” Mike Freeman said.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 10:52 PM

May 11 : 'Tragic day' leaves 2 dead, 2 Minneapolis officers hurt

The officers were shot and wounded while pursuing a suspect, who was killed. A motorcyclist also died after a collision with squad car.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 05:26 PM

May 18: Sources: Burglary suspect fired shots that injured Mpls. officers

The sources said that Terrence Franklin grabbed at a Minneapolis police officer’s submachine gun in the basement and fired off the shots that injured two other officers May 10 before another officer shot and killed the suspect.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 05:25 PM

April 6: Family wins $225,000 settlement against Minneapolis police

A family that sued a Minneapolis police over a 2011 raid of their home, one that led to the shooting...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 09:41 PM

"Rehab Addict" host can't stop demolition of Minneapolis house

A neighbor said the Park Avenue house was known as crack house but the show’s host said it has historic value.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 10:21 AM

“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

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