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

Two white Mpls. cops fired over racial slurs incident in Green Bay

The firings of officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell, both military veterans who were on the department’s SWAT team, will kick off an automatic appeal process that could last a year.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 02:15 PM

Laptop leads police to suspect in Univ. of Minnesota robbery

Charges filed in November case of student who got knocked out.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 11:25 PM

New Minneapolis police policy aims to curb leaks

New Minneapolis policy carries punishments including firing and criminal prosecution.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 10:56 PM

Mayor Rybak defends chief Harteau's cop review plan

Minneapolis police union said it contacted the governor to voice its opposition to the plan to shift some investigations to the BCA.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 05:21 AM

Criminals switch to day robberies on and near U's Minneapolis campus

Increased security at night drives criminals to desperation; even more anti-theft measures are planned.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 12:15 PM

BCA investigations of Minneapolis police officers not OK’d

The change comes in the wake of the high-profile Terrence Franklin case. Future shootings will be turned over to the state BCA.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Dec. 14: As used-phone market booms, so do thefts in Twin Cities

Mall kiosks and other outlets aim to cash in. Some are diligent about turning in stolen items.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Mpls. police union won't contest firing of 2 cops in Green Bay incident

But the former Minneapolis officers can appeal their termination over an incident when they were off-duty in Green Bay, Wis.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Lots of snow means lots of vehicles towed to impound lot

Minneapolis appears to be on pace for a usual number of vehicles towed for violating snow emergency rules, this despite an intense communications campaign. The news is better in St. Paul.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Dec. 5: Rash of crime since summer has U's campus on edge

A string of brazen and violent crimes around the University of Minnesota has escalated fears on campus, with students asking for more security and U officials taking the unusual step of asking the city to deploy additional officers in the campus area.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 05:45 AM

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