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

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

Dec. 18: Kolstad says, 'I can feel myself getting better'

A remarkably improved Isaac Kolstad spoke publicly for the first time about his recovery from a near fatal beating seven months ago in Mankato that left him in a coma.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 07:57 AM

State's only velodrome could be torn down due to disrepair

Its wooden trusses failing, the state’s only velodrome will close for good this winter unless an 11th-hour appeal by cyclists and their supporters can raise the cash needed to fix it.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 11:18 AM

Selling the cold, Minnesota's tech community welcomes data centers

Low temperatures can help attract data centers.

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 10:19 PM

Aaron Purmort and his wife faced his death with humor, frankness

It turns out that Aaron Purmort was not Spider-Man, as he claimed in the funny-sweet obituary written by him and his wife, Nora, shortly before his death last week.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 05:12 AM

Philip Nelson's attorney says charges should be dismissed

Multiple causes of Isaac Kolstad’s injuries muddy case against Philip Nelson, his lawyer argued at a Monday hearing.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Obituary: Theodore Papermaster, longtime Twin Cities pediatrician, World War II vet

Theodore “Ted” Papermaster, a longtime Twin Cities pediatrician known for a prodigious memory and swift diagnostic skills, died Nov. 10...

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 05:37 PM

St. Cloud domestic violence court takes on 'worst of the worst'

Stearns County Domestic Violence Court is a novel program that was recently recognized by the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women as a “mentor court’’ where other jurisdictions could learn useful lessons.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 06:03 AM

Unsolved stabbing death of Minneapolis woman came after years of drug addiction, homelessness

Minneapolis woman’s death came after years of drug addiction and homelessness.

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 09:18 PM

In nearly two years, Chief Harteau has spent 66 days on the road

Minneapolis police chief says out-of-state conferences have benefited the department.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 07:06 AM

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