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

Deputy Mpls. police chief explains run for Hennepin County sheriff

Frizell cited Rich Stanek’s “absentee leadership” as reason for entering race.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Arrest made in Minneapolis double stabbing case from early Sunday

Teenage boy, 17, held at juvenile detention center.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 08:59 AM

North Mpls. Facebook page gives community place to vent

Minneapolis man turned to social media to address crime, raise money and bring hope.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 02:02 PM

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

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