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

Man detained in Dinkytown melee faces drug-sale charges after video is found

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man filmed himself apparently dealing drugs in the hours before he confronted police officers during the Dinkytown...

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Minneapolis middle school teacher accused of soliciting minor

School Distric says the employee is now on leave.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Sheriff’s deputies to help downtown Mpls. summer patrols

Sheriff’s deputies will patrol downtown in the afternoons and evenings through Labor Day in partnership with city and Metro Transit police

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 08:58 PM

FBI asking for public’s help in Hennepin Avenue bank robbery

The FBI said the insignia or emblem on the bag he used is of particular interest to investigators.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 07:06 PM

May 16: All hands on deck against crime

Several law enforcement agencies plus Minneapolis community members are launching a summer effort.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 11:50 PM

Meth house in Minneapolis' Fulton neighborhood to be condemned

The owner says she can’t afford the repairs and will sell, city says.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 09:24 PM

May 14: Baby's 11-story fall prompts call for action

While 15-month-old Musa Dayib lay in a hospital bed recovering from an 11-story fall from the family’s apartment balcony, a Minneapolis community united to help the boy’s devastated family.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 11:35 AM

May 13: 'Miracle baby' survives 11-story plunge

Boy seriously injured in fall at Cedar-Riverside towers.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Minneapolis police officer with two costly lawsuits has 19 complaints

All but three of the complaints against officer Michael Griffin, a patrol officer on the North Side, have been closed with no discipline; three cases are still under investigation.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 01:07 PM

Father of Terrance Franklin to file suit over son's death

A lawsuit to be filed Friday alleges that Terrance Franklin had surrendered with his hands in the air when he...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:33 PM

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