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

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

Man charged in north Mpls. party shooting that wounded 3 women

Delonte Ahshone Thomas, 19, armed with a handgun, shot three women 25 times after an argument at a birthday party and now faces six charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 09:20 PM

July 10: 3 women shot in north Mpls. back yard

The crimes were part of a rising tide of violence in north Minneapolis, where police have reported 413 aggravated assaults so far this year, a 13 percent increase from last year.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Deputy Mpls. police chief explains run for Hennepin County sheriff

Frizell cited Rich Stanek’s “absentee leadership” as reason for entering race.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Arrest made in Minneapolis double stabbing case from early Sunday

Teenage boy, 17, held at juvenile detention center.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:59 AM

North Mpls. Facebook page gives community place to vent

Minneapolis man turned to social media to address crime, raise money and bring hope.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 02:02 PM

July 9: Harteau: Cops need help to stop violence

As violence escalates on North Side, chief and mayor walk the area to offer encouragement.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 05:18 AM

Aggravated assaults rise in Mpls.

After two people were killed and four injured in weekend shootings, police chief plans neighborhood visit.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 05:24 AM

BCA won’t investigate police officers in Minneapolis cases

E-mails show relations strained after chief said BCA to take over officer-involved critical cases.

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:35 AM

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