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.


Minneapolis streets erupt in elation over guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin

Hundreds gathered outside the courthouse to hear the jury's decision.


Man charged after drive-by shooting at National Guard soldiers in Minneapolis

Andrew Thomas, 28, is charged with illegal possession of a firearm.


After Daunte Wright's killing, criticism of 'pretextual' traffic stops grows

They net minor violations, target nonwhites, don't cut crime, research shows.


Protesters, police clash for third night after Daunte Wright's death

An estimated 800 to 1,000 protesters were outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Dozens of officers in riot gear, along with National Guard, stood on the other side of a metal fence. As the crowd shouted and shook the fence, police began deploying flash-bang grenades.


More unrest as chief says officer meant to use Taser on Wright

After post-curfew clashes outside the Brooklyn Center police station Monday night, officials said 40 people were arrested. In Minneapolis, more than a dozen were arrested for looting and curfew violations.


FBI arrests 2nd Minnesotan this week in storming of U.S. Capitol

Jonah Westbury, 26, of Lindstrom, was arrested Friday morning. The charges will likely be unsealed later in the day.


Minnesota woman charged in Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol

Rochester woman will make her first appearance in federal court Thursday.


Charges: St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Bois' member planned attack on St. Paul Capitol

Michael Paul Dahlager, 27, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possessing an illegal machine gun.


Illinois man who livestreamed riot trip to Minneapolis pleads guilty to arson

Matthew Rupert was the first to be charged federally in the riots. He faces a minimum of five years in prison.


'Miracle' star Mark Pavelich died by suicide, medical examiner concludes

The hockey legend was found dead in a residential treatment facility last month.