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.


Veteran federal prosecutor, Minnesota native named state's interim U.S. attorney

Anders Folk, a graduate from Hopkins High School and University of Minnesota, will be sworn in Monday.


Lawsuit alleges police permanently injured protester's eye during riots

Samantha Wright 'was protesting near Lake and Nicollet.


Feds convene grand jury for civil rights investigation into Derek Chauvin

After months of quiet, the Justice Department has convened a grand jury and called police witnesses in the federal investigation, sources say.


Rochester couple suspected of torching St. Paul school, stores during civil unrest are caught in Mexico

St. Paul school was set on fire after Floyd's death.


Settlement: Security firm can't deploy armed agents near Minnesota polls

Advocacy groups sued Tennessee security firm over voter intimidation tactics.


Alleged boss in sophisticated sex trafficking ring extradited from Belgium to Minnesota

Sumalee Intarathong, 59, made her first court appearance this week.


Charges: Buffalo man opened fire, ignited 3 bombs at clinic

Gregory Ulrich, 67, faces seven charges, including murder and attempted murder, for the terror that left four injured, one dead. The investigation also revealed that despite a restraining order and an arrest for violating it, Ulrich used a permit from the Buffalo Police Department to purchase the handgun, according to a law enforcement source involved in the case.


Many red flags went ignored for Buffalo clinic shooting suspect

Gregory Ulrich threatened to shoot up the hospital and violated restraining orders in the years before this week's tragic shooting.


Buffalo shooting suspect had threatened 'mass shooting' of Minnesota hospital in 2018

Gregory Ulrich violated a restraining order at the clinic in November 2018, court records show.


Minnesota's top federal prosecutor to heed Biden's call for resignation

Erica MacDonald will resign her post as U.S. Attorney in Minnesota this month.