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 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

Body found in car at Minneapolis towing lot

Police say the death is a possible homicide.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 07:37 PM

Minneapolis officer hasn’t yet talked to police about fatal crash

Police Chief Janeé Harteau confirmed that the police SUV headed to a shooting did have a red light before a deadly collision.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 06:50 AM

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