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

Elk River home invasion leads to chase, crash, arrests

Authorities captured two men Thursday morning shortly after they allegedly broke into an Elk River home, severely beat a man...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 07:34 PM

Fat bikes - with 4-inch-wide tires - are on the rise in metro parks

With fat bikes on the rise, enthusiasts have found creative ways to groom mountain bike trails for winter riding.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:49 AM

It happened where? New tools online try to make Minneapolis safer

Map has daily updates and 3 years of Minneapolis data.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 10:04 AM

Bicyclist died in south Minneapolis' danger zone: Franklin Avenue

Franklin Avenue is the city’s second-worst corridor for bike-car crashes and its busiest without a bike lane, bringing calls for change.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 10:12 AM

Heroin killed 54 in Hennepin County in 2013; deadliest year ever

The grim tally was nearly seven times higher than just three years earlier, when eight people died, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Feb. 4: Suspect was due in court the day of slaying

Homeowner Thomas K. Sonnenberg, a 69-year-old retiree, was shot in the head with his own handgun, accordiing to charges against 20-year-old Devon Derrick Parker.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Minneapolis man faces assault charge after toddler severely injured

His 18-month-old daughter is in intensive care with head injuries.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 05:41 PM

No charges in rape allegations at Dinkytown apartment

There is ‘no evidence that a crime occurred,’ says police spokesman.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 11:06 AM

Nice Ride Minnesota will be back despite supplier’s struggles

Use of tax dollars for bike sharing at heart of Canadian bankruptcy.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 11:05 PM

Twin Cities heroin, painkiller deaths surged in first half of 2013

The rise in opiate-related deaths came even as drug experts, law enforcement and others fought to slow a problem they say is fueled by legal drugs in the bathroom cabinet and an underground market flooded with cheap heroin.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 08:18 PM

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