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.

Stillwater braces for what could be historic spring flooding along St. Croix River

Volunteers are expected to fill thousands of sandbags to protect the town as the St. Croix River crests.

Denied expansion, gravel mining company seeks annexation by Cottage Grove

Aggregate Industries has sought to expand in Grey Cloud Island Township, its current home.

Hennepin County pushing more documents online

Some 20 staff have cleaned old records, taped the tears and frayed edges and scanned millions of pages.

Chances of major flooding still high in Stillwater, Red Wing, forecast says

Slow melting in the next 7-10 days could ease the flood threat, the National Weather Service outlook said.

Stillwater, anticipating floods, closes some riverfront areas

An earlier National Weather Service forecast said there was a 73% chance of major flooding.

Derek Chauvin, officer who killed George Floyd, pleads guilty in tax case

Derek Chauvin appeared on Zoom from Arizona prison for a Washington County court hearing Friday.

Two motels are being turned into affordable housing, and their signs are up for auction

The signs from Minneapolis' Metro Inn and Aqua City Motel will be on the auction block through Tuesday. It's definitely an as-is kind of deal.

New PFAS limits would require more treatment in Woodbury

Woodbury has closed wells in the past, and rapidly built a temporary treatment plant in 2020, after it found the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals in water pulled from aquifers.

Metro briefs: Photographer to speak on Minnesota's vanishing landmarks

A historian and photographer who was spent the past 25 years documenting the vanishing barns, schoolhouses, courthouses and churches across the state will be the…

Second Stillwater police officer fired weapon in fatal standoff, BCA says

A second Stillwater police officer fired a gun during the March 4 parking lot standoff that led to the death of a 21-year-old Stillwater man,…