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

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

Epic nightclub faces pressure after fatal shooting at rap concert

Homicide at Epic warrants closing it, says one Minneapolis City Council member.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Minneapolis Fire Department welcomes new cadets

For the second time this year, the Minneapolis Fire Department held a graduation ceremony to welcome new recruits to its...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 04:03 AM

Police body cameras raise questions about privacy rights

Police body cameras that can cost as little as $299 seem likely to arrive at most Twin Cities police departments in years to come, even as questions linger about privacy rights, video storage and how and when the cameras get used.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 05:43 AM

Passenger in Minneapolis crash is recovering, friends say

Friends are holding fundraisers to help pay mounting medical bills.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 11:48 PM

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