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

Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake, one of state's largest

The find is the first of adult mussels in Bemidji area.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:06 PM

Cargill Foundation grant takes aim at rural nursing shortage

The $1.9 million grant will fund internships, classes and bonuses for nursing students.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:11 PM

Rochester woman among six McKnight Foundation service award winners

Rochester nurse Melissa Eagle Uhlmann among those awarded for their work with immigrants, children and the homeless

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 08:46 AM

Ely, Minn., man claims world-record tomato

It took fertilizer, the greenest of thumbs and a pair of pantyhose for Dan MacCoy to grow his record-breaking 8.41-pound tomato, a lobed behemoth that looked something like a partially-inflated beach ball when he finally plucked it.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 09:38 PM

Mankato's downtown wrestles with alcohol-fueled issues

The city is renovating a downtown party area, adding patrols and cracking down on late-night drinking.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Shots outside HCMC show balance of hospital security, care

Violent acts not uncommon at hospital emergency rooms, experts say.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 05:40 AM

Aug. 6: Nonfatal shootings leave Mpls. communities rattled

The number of nonfatal shootings in Minneapolis are on pace to top last year, highlighting a crime that touches nearly every corner of the city and has low rates of arrest and prosecution.

Updated: August 26, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Two men arrested, charged in case of burned body found near Minneapolis dumpster fire

Two men were charged Wednesday in the brutal death of a 31-year-old man whose scorched body was found Aug. 7...

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:45 PM

Two Faribault prisoners accused of filing fraudulent tax returns

They netted $400,000 before being caught, officials said.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Despite wave of retirements, Mpls. police struggle to hire diverse force

City officials acknowledge that at least 71 percent of the new hires are likely to be white, giving rise to concerns among minority groups that the racial makeup of the force — particularly blacks — is not keeping up with the rest of the city.

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:00 PM

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