Andy Mannix | Star Tribune
Reporter | Corrections and criminal justice policy

Andy Mannix is an investigative/data reporter covering prisons and criminal justice in Minnesota. He's previously worked for MinnPost, The Seattle Times, City Pages and the Minnesota Daily. He studied journalism at the University of Minnesota and UC-Berkeley.


Gun-related cases running at 20-year highs in Minnesota

More criminals with guns have been sent to prison for gun-related convictions than at any time in at least two decades.


Driver charged in hit-and-run death of 17-year-old in Andover

Loren Gafner, 19, is the third charged in a drug deal gone wrong.


Man who killed Lino Lakes officer dies in prison

The prison is investigating the cause of death for Steven Stanke.


Minnesota fights order to reinstate prison warden accused of harassment

Minnesota prison officials are fighting a state arbitrator’s order to reinstate a warden ousted last year over sexual harassment and bullying allegations. The Department…


St. Louis Park attorney guilty of child porn charges

Ian Scot Laurie distributed child porn through a peer-to-peer site.


St. Paul police union chief apologizes for letter to Carter

Dave Titus denied any racial motivation to the letter. Outgoing Mayor Chris Coleman condemned it as a "Trump-style attack."


Charges: Woman fatally shot man trying to break up St. Paul fight

Denise Chanel White made her first court appearance this week.


Minnesota spends $90 million on mental health costs for patients who don't need the treatment

The rising toll is a largely hidden but stark sign of gaps in the state's mental health safety net.


In Minnesota, homicides are down, bucking U.S. trend

FBI data show rising violence in some areas, with an 8 percent increase in homicides, but not a new national crime wave.


Nurse charged with stealing pain medication from Minn. VA hospital

Matthew Leininger, 42, faces five counts of theft.