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

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

Owner of north Minneapolis after-hours club had history with police

Maurice Harrison operated a similar after-hours business in 2011, near a south Minneapolis police station.

Updated: March 10, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Obama will discuss guns on North Side

Minneapolis trip will be his first on-the-road pitch for his plan.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 11:32 AM

June 27, 2012: Boy, 5, shot in his sleep in N. Minneapolis

Several bullets pierced the living room wall of a north Minneapolis house about 8:35 a.m. Tuesday. One hit Nizzel George, 5, in the back as he slept on a couch.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 07:18 PM

Accent Signage Systems shooting: First victims fought for their lives

It was a fight Rami Cooks and John Souter lost, and moments after gunman Andrew Engeldinger shot them both, he continued with one of the worst mass shootings in Minnesota history.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 01:17 PM

Andrew Engeldinger lost his job, then opened fire, killing 5

Gunman's co-workers at Minneapolis company hid in terror as he killed five people.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 04:00 PM

Cop killing shocked a city

It was 20 years ago this week when Jerry Haaf, closing in on retirement, was shot in the back in a Lake Street restaurant.

Updated: September 28, 2012, - 08:40 PM

Better science helps crack cold cases

State lab retested evidence from 32-year-old murder with new tools, leading to an arrest.

Updated: September 25, 2012, - 11:34 PM

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