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.


Feds in Minnesota charge 60 in $335M magazine fraud scheme that targeted seniors

Authorities say conspiracy bilked 183,000 people over 20 years, crossed borders.


Minnesota families linked by police violence say it's time for change

Since the police killing of George Floyd, this group, known in activist circles as "the families," has emerged as an influential voice in the movement to remake policing in Minnesota.


Charges: Boogaloo Bois fired on Mpls. precinct, shouted 'Justice for Floyd'

Feds say Texas adherent of far-right group fired on precinct building, conspired with cop killer to ignite civil war.


DOJ offers to help train Minneapolis police; City Council surprised by proposal

Mpls. City Council was surprised by the proposal.


Alden Hendrickson, U.S. Army vet and social services worker, dies of COVID-19 at 91

"Even though he had dementia, it's still sad that something like COVID-19 took his life," his son Tom said.


Prosecutor: Floyd was pinned for 9½ minutes, including after no pulse was found

The motion provides the most detailed account yet of Floyd's final moments as attributed to body camera footage.


Pandemic leaves many prisoners warehoused in county jails

More than 100 Minnesota inmates have been warehoused in county jails this year to ease crowding, where they have limited access to rehabilitation services — and the COVID-19 pandemic means that's likely to continue.


Security firm recruiting armed vets to guard polls from 'Antifas'

Minnesota election officials were quick to reassure voters that private security won't be allowed near polling locations.


Derek Chauvin's release raises questions about bail system

Questions over transparency in the bail system re-emerge from a different side of the political spectrum.


Minneapolis police watchdog commission gets pushed to the sidelines

The seven-seat Police Conduct Oversight Commission is down to only three members after a pandemic and civil unrest stalled appointments.