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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.


Assistant Washington County attorney to run for top job

Lake Elmo native Kevin Magnuson has worked for Washington County since 2019.


Mail, garbage delays in store as omicron wave builds in Minn.

The omicron wave has left local postal offices understaffed, with managers filling in on some routes, and might also lead to delays at one of the region's largest private garbage haulers.


Washington County Attorney Pete Orput to retire at end of the year

Former Marine and teacher prosecuted criminals for decades.


Metro briefs: Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival to return in 2022

Following a year of at-home activities, Plymouth's Fire & Ice festival will return with live programming and events Feb. 5.The 33rd annual celebration at Parker's…


Stillwater piano craftsman uses woodworking skills to create one-of-a-kind toys

Ken Hannah creates a one-of-a-kind wooden toy each Christmas for family and close friends.


Some thought Kimberly Potter's emotional testimony was genuine; others say she was acting

Those with a law enforcement background had a different take from community activists on the Potter trial


Seniors fight eviction in Newport apartment complex

Tenants file lawsuit against landlord alleging fraud, other violations, and ask judge to block any eviction attempt.


Minnesota State Fair reinstates its police force

Ramsey County sheriff's commander to lead the department.


Metro briefs: Farmington outsources trash collection

Farmington has approved a contract with Dick's Sanitation for once-a-week garbage and recycling pickup, ending more than half a century of city-led residential trash collection.City…


Metro briefs: Anoka County crime lab wins prestigious award

The city of Richfield has passed 5,000 COVID-19 cases, as Minnesota's infection rate continues to hover at a national high."Richfield is not faring any better,"…