Reporter | Federal courts and law enforcement

Andy Mannix covers federal courts and law enforcement for the Star Tribune. He joined the paper in January 2016 and previously covered Minneapolis City Hall and statewide criminal justice/Department of Corrections. 

Mannix teaches at the University of Minnesota journalism school, of which he's an alumnus. He holds a master's degree from University of California-Berkeley, where he focused on data-driven investigative journalism. His work for the Star Tribune includes reports about solitary confinement conditions in Minnesota prisons, the use of sedatives in police encounters and several high-profile officer-involved shootings. Prior to joining the Star Tribune, Mannix wrote about a variety of topics, such as crime, recreational marijuana and politics, for publications including The Seattle Times, MinnPost, City Pages and The Minnesota Daily. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and a dog named Laika.


Minnesota courthouse named after a pioneer for women on the bench

Minneapolis is now home to the second federal courthouse in the nation named after a woman.


Disability rights advocate sues Minneapolis, rental scooter firms over blocked sidewalks

Noah McCourt said the deluge of scooters violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.


After mostly peaceful start, protests around Target Center escalated

Peaceful chants and sign-waving turned into an impasse with police. One group of protesters burnt a pile of Trump merchandise, while the president's supporters sped away flipping middle fingers.


Minneapolis awaits Trump, crowd of protesters downtown

Some estimate more than 10,000 people will flood downtown to oppose the president's visit, with two dozen disparate groups planning to protest. They'll be met by counterdemonstrators supporting the president. The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m . at Target Center.


Ousted director of city-backed credit union alleges retaliation

Ousted director says she was forced to fire the CFO because he is white.


FBI: Violent crime in Minnesota dropped in '18, continuing trend

The Twin Cities area remains one of the safest metros in America, according to FBI data.


Leaders of proposed north Mpls. credit union terminated amid fraud allegations

Misconduct accusations cloud nonprofit pushing social justice.


Around Duluth, small-town cops face tough foe in Mexican cartels

It's a battle against heroin, meth and pills deluging the North Shore.


Minnesota's U.S. attorney will help oversee AG's office in Washington, D.C.

Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald will have more influence in steering justice priorities in Washington, D.C.U.S. Attorney General William Barr appointed MacDonald and eight others…


St. Louis Park man who joined ISIS is believed found in Syrian prison

Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 22, disappeared in 2015 while on a family vacation. He claims that the FBI interrogated him in a Syrian prison.