Recent content from Matt McKinney
Thousands of tourists come for award-winning bike trails, trout-stocked lakes, deep waters for scuba diving and quiet bays for paddleboarders and kayakers.
Repairs restore washed-out passage through Jay Cooke State Park
The new order may draw legal challenges, but it's too soon to tell what will eventually happen, said a Somali attorney in Minneapolis.
A fundraiser, elementary school teacher and founder of several Minneapolis chess clubs that continue today, Mangan died Sept. 1, four months after a terminal cancer diagnosis. He was 67.
Robert Kniefel, 61, of Lakeville, built a fire to warm himself and endured heavy rains in the Nemadji Forest.
Authorities believe the girl followed a cat into a cornfield near her home northwest of Kenyon when she disappeared Tuesday night.
Minnesotans in Irma's path come to terms with what has been lost and count their blessings.
"I feel like justice was finally served," said Robin Hensel, whose removal at a City Council meeting was at the heart of the court's decision.
Anxiety mounts as residents scramble for food, water, gas and other supplies.
Johnston Hall is all that remains of an 1888 divinity school.
As Mayo defends planned cuts, Albert Lea fights back.
Online pleas may not funnel aid to victims of Houston flooding.
In the aftermath of last weekend's deadly violence in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear than those who battled the Nazis and those nearly killed by them.
The money will go to Rochester for infrastructure work related to the project.
Preservationists fear Mayo Clinic development could erase city's history.
Gregory Stavrou, accused of sexual harassment, had resigned in April after arts group called for his firing.
The officer who shot and killed 40-year-old Justine Damond late Saturday apparently violated his department’s rules on the use of body cameras when he…
A surprise 'No' vote from the Fairfax City Council left the Friends of Fort Ridgely without a government entity and fiscal agent to pursue their plan.
The family was released after authorities determined that the father, who was on a watch list, wasn't a threat.
Author documents Goodhue County's passions and prejudice.
Mining firm blames earthquake after quarry blast.
The listing includes 50 acres and some Lake Superior shoreline, but does not include the popular ski hill of the same name.
The Olcott Park Fountain needs $900,000 in repairs for the structure, built in 1937.
Five years later, a son's close call still gives a mother chills.
Supporters and friends of Philando Castile plan to hold a 7 p.m. rally at the Capitol the day a verdict is delivered in the trial…
A year after arson, parish is divided over the fate of St. Mary's.
A district judge on Friday stopped the scheduled public release next week of some investigative documents related to Jacob Wetterling's 1989 abduction and murder.
An airline analyst said new routes are a sure sign of a growth market.
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Art Center outsourced its bookkeeping to a local accountant after an audit released in January raised serious questions about its…
Don Gudmundson has been sheriff in four Minnesota counties
An existing set of roadways and bike paths between St. Paul and Grand Portage State Park has been designated U.S. Bike Route 41.
Duluth woman delivered cash raised in Minnesota to rebuild Kobani's demolished library.
Crews work to restore historic beacon and clear overgrown trails
The local arts community is alarmed and calling into question the management of the publicly supported organization.
Public dollars pledged by Legislature will now be available for Destination Medical Center project.
He was “Bubba” to family and “Mr. Lee” to others, but to legions of barbecue-loving diners in St. Paul, Lee Claudie Smith was the man…
St. Paul cops "have to live with what they've done," she declares at a vigil at the spot where her son died.
She pledges federal money for security at community centers.
La Plaza Fiesta restaurant owners Krystal Hernandez and her husband, Daniel, took home 10 percent of the day's proceeds.
Refugee arrivals here had already dropped off dramatically as the Trump administration slashed the number to be received, and local agencies prepared for a slow spring and summer.
The DNR closed the money-losing course at Fort Ridgely last fall
In Minnesota, more than a dozen churches have pledged to safeguard those facing deportation.
Small-town festivals and ski races across the region are in danger of being curtailed or canceled, jeopardizing needed tourism dollars.
While some legal observers expressed jubilation, they also cautioned that the controversy is far from resolved.
The volunteer group has been stationed at the airport for days now, watching and waiting at the international arrivals gate for anyone who might need legal help.
In Faribault, President Trump's travel ban has been welcomed by residents who feel the cost and pace of immigration is too much too fast.
The president's executive order on immigration is necessary for public safety, say supporters of the move, and they've largely tuned out the airport protests and…
In remarks from the Pentagon on Friday, the president said the moves were necessary to prevent terrorists from entering the nation.
Apprehension mixes with defiance as local Latinos, leaders grapple with news.
As the Obama presidency came to an end this week and with it, Barack Obama’s tenure as the nation’s first black president, a group of…
As electric bikes sales grow, their presence on local trails, paths and roads has made some bicyclists envious, others dubious.
As the wilderness regenerates following a fire, hikers seek reassurance that the Forest Service won't let the much-loved Powwow Trail fade away.
Built for rich Duluth businessmen in 1928, it lists for $3.295 million.
A recent threat by two men to burn down the house of a Somali woman if she and her family didn't leave Little Falls, Minn.,…
Carstie Lee Clausen told authorities he pointed a rifle at the helicopter; said it's their job to determine if he fired
Clearbrook man ran failed campaign for sheriff.
A Clearbrook, Minn., man allegedly shot at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter Monday morning, shattering one of the helicopter’s windows and injuring a…
Attorneys for Manuela Testolini argued in court Thursday that the details of her divorce from Prince should remain private.
A writer who penned witty ads and lasting slogans, Irene D. Borden was a trailblazing copywriter who rose in the industry at a time when…
Projects coming out of the Destination Medical Center effort are embracing the riverfront and raising hopes of river fans.
A prize fish, prom dates and birthday parties all make the cut
Broadway at Center was one of three major residential/retail projects proposed for the southeastern Minnesota city's downtown.
All businesses have reopened, though the town is still fighting for property tax relief and other aid from the state.
Farming in south-central Minnesota draws little attention beyond farm country, but a local business group hopes to change that on Monday with a bit of marketing magic. At a two-hour "celebration event" in Mankato, it will reveal the region's new name, which is being kept secret until then, and a website for the area designed to raise its public profile.
After months of contentious debate, a law got final approval this week allowing food trucks.
The space in downtown Rochester will focus on cures, new partnerships.
Dustin M. Defiel, who was being held in Otter Tail County jail on charges of second-degree murder, has had run-ins with the law.
A Fergus Falls man is dead and another is under arrest in what Fergus Falls police are calling a homicide. Authorities were notified of a…
He told tenant that owner didn't want "a bipolar in the house."
Minneapolis South's Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez, shot by a gangster, will be the first child in her family to finish high school.
ROCHESTER – With a flourish that included a mayoral proclamation, city officials here officially launched their renovation of the city’s historic Chateau Theatre on…
Project includes a hotel/retail complex, restaurant and fountain on Zumbro.
Usama Dakdok to appear in four Minnesota towns this week.
Engines will be restored, put into service next year in Branson.
Authorities are offering $7,500 reward for info.
More from Star Tribune