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

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

Minneapolis police recover stash of stolen high-end bikes

A tip from a bicyclist suspicious about someone riding a series of high-end bikes led police to a south Minneapolis house stuffed to the rafters with 44 stolen bicycles.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 11:30 PM

Father of 9 fatally shot breaking up street fight in north Minneapolis

Father of nine “was always a person that would calm situations down.”

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 05:30 PM

Minneapolis cops to field squad of hundreds for All-Star Game

Downtown Minneapolis will be brimming with police officers, but not many police cars, when the All-Star Game rolls into town...

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 05:23 AM

Minneapolis police making fewer stops for suspicious people, cars and traffic scofflaws

Crime is up in some areas as stops for traffic and suspicion decrease with shrinking staff.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Minneapolis 'miracle baby' is recovering fast after 11-story fall

Doctors will remove Musa Dayib's last cast Thursday, the one covering his left arm from the wrist to the biceps. The only other visible sign of his 11-story fall to the ground is a pink scar on the back of his head.

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 11:32 PM

Beloved school police officer says goodbye, moving to a new beat

Six years after he took the assignment at Lucy Laney school, Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen is moving on, leaving behind a school that knew him as the wisecracking, good-natured cop.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 01:59 PM

Minneapolis shelter now allowing public to adopt pit bulls, Rottweilers

Before this change by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, adoption of these so-called bully breeds was limited to specific city-approved rescue groups.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 11:01 PM

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