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.


Fate of alleged Minnesota mosque bombing mastermind goes to jury

Attorneys gave closing arguments Tuesday in the case against Michael Hari, 49, who is accused of masterminding the bombing of Dar Al-Farooq mosque in 2017.


Defense experts question evidence linking Illinois man to Bloomington mosque bombing

The defense called its first witnesses in the trial Thursday morning.


In a bloody year in Minneapolis, gun could be key to 14 shootings

Using gun tracing technology, ATF agents have linked the Glock to a murder and several assaults.


Co-conspirator in mosque case says he botched abortion clinic bombing on purpose

Co-conspirator in mosque attack testifies he had remorse at last minute.


St. Paul police shoot man after domestic dispute call, crash in North End

The shooting came after officers responded to a domestic abuse call. The man who was shot was taken to Regions Hospital and was in stable condition early Sunday.


Staples man pleads guilty to helping burn down Mpls. Third Precinct

Central Minn. man helped light Molotov cocktail; three alleged accomplices face charges.


Appointments revive Minneapolis police oversight board

Mpls. council appoints four new members to the watchdog commission.


Bloomington mosque bombing accomplice testifies he was recruited to 'harass the untouchables'

Mosque bomb accomplice testifies Michael Hari was targeting "untouchables."


Accomplice testifies against alleged militia leader in Bloomington mosque bombing trial

Militia leader described mosque they attacked as "terrorist training school."


'This case is about hatred': Prosecutors say prejudice motivated bomber of Bloomington mosque

Trial opens for Michael Hari, called mastermind of '17 Bloomington bombing.