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

Jury selection begins in killing of Mendota Heights officer

When potential jurors file into the Stearns County Courthouse Monday, it will be nearly six months since Brian Fitch was accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer during a routine traffic stop.

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 11:51 AM

Prosecution expert: Philip Nelson's kick unlikely to have caused Isaac Kolstad's brain injuries

The finding gave renewed urgency Friday to calls from Nelson’s attorney for dismissal of felony charges against his client.

Updated: January 10, 2015, - 07:25 AM

Lawyer for trooper says he'll seek to have charges dismissed

Trooper who was responding to report of injured motorcyclist had lights and siren on.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Sudanese Lutheran pastor Dup, community leader, dead at 47

The African refugee built a school in war-ravaged South Sudan last year.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Hibbing's Dylan Days festival goes on hiatus

A long-running Iron Range celebration of native son Bob Dylan has been canceled after the forced closure of the restaurant that hosted the annual event.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 08:58 AM

Review: 'Adventures in the Anthropocene,' by Gaia Vince

NONFICTION: A science writer examines the damage humans have done to the Earth’s climate and the ways people are working...

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 03:07 PM

Winter returns with gusto; 3 to 6 inches across metro

Minneapolis and St. Paul declared snow emergencies. Now that the snow has tapered off, cold weather will follow for the next few days.

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 10:42 AM

Fergus Falls council member, professor led cops on 11-mile chase before fatal crash

Assistant county attorney was fleeing law enforcement Monday in a high-speed chase when he hit a squad car.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Driver killed after 11-mile police chase was Fergus Falls council member, professor

Timothy Rundquist was killed Monday evening after crashing into a patrol car.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 05:04 PM

U.S. court rules gray wolf hunts in Great Lakes states illegal

Returning the wolf to “endangered” status ends three years of hunting in the region.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:35 PM

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