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

Aug. 6: Nonfatal shootings leave Mpls. communities rattled

The number of nonfatal shootings in Minneapolis are on pace to top last year, highlighting a crime that touches nearly every corner of the city and has low rates of arrest and prosecution.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Two men arrested, charged in case of burned body found near Minneapolis dumpster fire

Two men were charged Wednesday in the brutal death of a 31-year-old man whose scorched body was found Aug. 7...

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Two Faribault prisoners accused of filing fraudulent tax returns

They netted $400,000 before being caught, officials said.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Despite wave of retirements, Mpls. police struggle to hire diverse force

City officials acknowledge that at least 71 percent of the new hires are likely to be white, giving rise to concerns among minority groups that the racial makeup of the force — particularly blacks — is not keeping up with the rest of the city.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:00 PM

400 Soundbar owner reportedly tells city he will close club

Site of shooting that wounded nine has a history of violent incidents.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 05:58 AM

All nine shot at Minneapolis nightclub expected to survive

No arrests have been made despite 52 witnesses at the 400 Soundbar. Authorities continue to be tight-lipped about the investigation.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Unsolved crimes, Flowers' arrest get spotlight in Minneapolis

City seeks independent probe of activist Al Flowers' arrest; Terrell Mayes Jr., who was killed nearly three years ago when he was hit by a stray bullet in his home, inspires street march.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:39 PM

Activist Flowers: I did not resist Minneapolis police

Police union president offers different version of events, says Flowers bit an officer.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:45 AM

ID released of man shot dead in N. Minneapolis after fight on bus

Authorities have identified a 38-year-old Minneapolis man gunned down in north Minneapolis after a fight on a Metro Transit bus.Andrew...

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 07:48 AM

Arrest made in north Minneapolis homicide after bus fight

Juvenile is linked to gunfire that followed bus quarrel.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 11:45 PM

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