Reporter | Regional Team

McKinney graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville and spent the ensuing years chasing stories through Wisconsin, Rhode Island, and Cambodia. A Minnesota childhood taught McKinney to love winter, skiing, the first warm day of spring, good books and time spent outdoors. He benefited from great teachers at Stillwater High School, and again in Collegeville and at the University of Minnesota. He's a fan of several local breweries, Prince, Jessie Diggins, the Loons, and newspaper reporters near and far who taught him the craft. McKinney bikes to work year-round from his home in the Twin Cities, which he shares with his wife and two sons.

Lawsuit: Planned apartment building along St. Croix River is too tall for protected river

Neighbors and the nonprofit St. Croix Scenic Coalition say the village of Osceola was too quick to sign off on a plan to build on the site of a shuttered hospital.

'One Woodbury' event highlights diversity

The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30.

Amid pushback, Stillwater reminds drivers it still offers free parking

A conversion of some free parking spots to paid has drawn complaints, especially on social media, but city staff point out a majority of parking in downtown Stillwater is still free.

A plaza with a view: Stillwater reopens street with pedestrian plaza overlooking Lift Bridge

The new Chestnut Plaza will remain permanently closed to vehicles, providing a two-block stretch for pedestrians to walk, sit and check out the Lift Bridge.

Youth camp plans fall apart for land near Square Lake in Washington County

Local residents were vocal in their opposition to a Catholic youth camp on Wilder Foundation land. The foundation will now look for another buyer.

Who gets to decide if a city can use Dakota to name a park?

Woodbury set out to give some of its parks Dakota-language names, and ended up with a surprising result.

2023 Minnesota State Fair attendance ranks in all-time top 10

After setting an all-time daily record early on, attendance slowed later in the fair's run amid a heat wave.

Hennepin County District 6 special election date set

The winner will replace Commissioner Chris LaTondresse, who is stepping down to lead a nonprofit housing organization.

3 young children who were found in towed vehicle returned to their mother

Three children younger than the age of 5 were found early Sunday under blankets in the back seat of a vehicle that had been towed…

St. Cloud woman sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2021 murder

Angela Jones was also sentenced for taking part in a second murder and running a prostitution scheme from behind bars.