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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.


Hundreds gather to remember teen who died on Apple River

A public gathering Tuesday in Stillwater followed funeral for Isaac Michael Schuman, who was killed during a confrontation on the Apple River on June 30.


Self-defense claim in Apple River case could hinge on weapon, suspect's fears

The 52-year-old Prior Lake man told authorities that he acted in self-defense on July 30 when he fatally stabbed a Stillwater teenager and wounded four others during a confrontation between tubers on the Apple River near Somerset.


Metro briefs: Robbinsdale seeks new vendors for yard waste pickup

RobbinsdaleCity seeks new vendors for yard waste pickupThe Robbinsdale City Council voted unanimously last week to direct city staff to find vendors to pick up…


Minneapolis health clinic staff urges awareness on monkeypox outbreak

44 cases confirmed in Minnesota; vaccination and treatments are available.


Metro briefs: Dakota County seeks input on plan to reduce water contamination

Dakota County officials are asking the public to weigh in on a new plan that aims to encourage voluntary measures to reduce nitrate pollution in…


Housing big winner in Minnesota as new website shows local federal relief spending

Housing and mental health see large outlays.


Mom remembers 3 daughters, a decade after their brutal murders by father

Jessica Peterson has found purpose in keeping alive the memories of her three girls: Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, just 5, killed by their father 10 years ago Sunday She stays close by talking about them often and visiting the playground built in their memory near her house. This summer, she will release a book about their lives.


Metro briefs: Animal Humane Society gets $6M gift

Golden ValleyHumane society gets $6M giftThe Animal Humane Society recently received a $6 million gift from the estate of longtime volunteers Steve Nordberg and Betsy…


Donated land along St. Croix River will join Minnesota state forest

The DNR will manage the 729-acre parcel near Pine City as part of the Chengwatana State Forest.


One dead, one injured in early morning Shepard Road crash

Truck traveling at high speed abruptly went off road, police say