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.


Metro cities buying fencing to separate protesters, police

Some 50 agencies have expressed interest. Consortium will ask state Legislature for money.


May Township vote could scuttle youth camp plans in northern Washington County

Catholic program in northern Washington County would serve up to 500 kids per day during peak summer periods.


Write-in candidate wins Birchwood Village mayor's race

Margaret Ford's write-in campaign worked. She got nearly 100 more votes than the top registered candidate.


Stillwater theater's implosion leaves community wondering what went wrong

The Zephyr Theatre met a need for performing arts in the St Croix Valley.


Metro briefs: Maple Grove seeks sales tax hike for community center upgrades

Maple Grove voters are being asked to approve a half-cent sales tax increase to help pay for a planned renovation and expansion of the city's…


Metro briefs: Ice castles will return to Long Lake Regional Park

Ice Castles will return to Ramsey County's Long Lake Regional Park in January.The Utah-based company responsible for the attraction leases park space in New…


Inflation, building projects weigh on local governments ahead of 2023 property tax levies

It's all still preliminary – final levy amounts are still weeks away.


All in their 90s, remaining Stillwater soldiers who served in Korea meet again

There were 153 members when the H & H Last Man's Club first met nearly 70 years ago. Eight men remain.


Stillwater's Zephyr Theatre lays off staff, shutters productions

The group's haunted trolley tours will continue this season.


Wilder Foundation land sale leaves uncertain future for Stillwater-area elementary school

Deal involves 600 acres in May Township to Minnesota Catholic Youth Partnership. The church group has been seeking location for camp and retreat center.