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

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

Break-ins are soaring in south Mpls.; police to beef up patrols

A spree of burglaries, hitting high-end bikes and garages, leaves crime-weary residents unsettled and cops busy.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 05:16 AM

Wed.: Mpls. to boost cops in trouble spots

Mayor and chief announce a $300,000 plan to pay overtime to nine officers.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:21 PM

State 911 service only months away from offering text-to-911

The service has been made feasible on 4 networks and is embraced by deaf community.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 10:10 PM

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