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

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

Man found shot to death on Minneapolis street

No suspects, but public not at risk, say police

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Friends grieve for Minneapolis bicyclist killed by hit-and-run driver

Elyse Mary Stern, 28, had performed in puppetry groups. Charges against the suspect are expected Tuesday.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Part 4: Minneapolis teen struggles to avoid line of fire

Part 4: One family shows how the threat of illegal firearms hangs over life on North Side.

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 11:24 AM

Part 3: Illegal gun market thrives in Minn.; penalties light

Federal law enforcement officials say their limited presence in the state and significant constraints in federal law present serious obstacles to cracking down on illegal gun trafficking.

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 06:39 AM

Part 2: One stolen gun blazes violent path

Thousands of illegal guns flood city streets, moving easily from hand to hand.

Updated: March 22, 2013, - 06:20 AM

Gun commonly used in crimes among the least expensive on the market

The most common semiautomatic handgun seized on the streets of Minneapolis is the Hi-Point C-9, a weapon that’s also one...

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 10:20 PM

March 17: A gun at 14, then a senseless killing

Two young lives are swept away in Minneapolis by a relentless flow of illegal firearms.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 04:56 PM

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