Tony Kennedy

Reporter | Investigative, General Assignment
Phone: 612-673-4213
Tony Kennedy has been an investigative reporter at the Star Tribune since 2002. His work includes a 2012 collection of stories on executive compensation at the University of Minnesota; a four-part series on judicial penalties against BNSF Corp.; and an examination of factors leading to the collapse of the I-35W Bridge. Kennedy has uncovered corruption and lax oversight within Minnesota’s legal guardianship system for vulnerable adults, conflicts of interests that plagued Minnesota’s first lottery director at the time of his suicide in 2004 and the inside story of failure at Excelsior-Henderson Motorcycle Co. The St. Paul native holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University. He worked at the Frankfort (Ind.) Times, St. Cloud Times, Business Journal of Milwaukee and the Associated Press before joining the Star Tribune in 1991.

Recent content from Tony Kennedy

Accretive banned from Minnesota for at least 2 years, to pay $2.5M

The state had accused the firm of deceiving patients, harassing them for money in emergency rooms and mishandling patient data.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 06:31 AM

Under the lens: U of M reviews 241 institutes

After the months-long probe, some centers have closed or will. But U doesn't expect to save money.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 12:20 AM

Swanson, Accretive trade charges

Attorney general says parents of sick children were hounded; Accretive says she has the facts wrong.

Updated: July 13, 2012, - 07:33 AM

Maple Grove Hospital cuts Accretive ties

Maple Grove Hospital made the move at the request of Fairview.

Updated: June 21, 2012, - 07:47 PM

Minnesota expands Accretive suit

Attorney general adds allegations of harassment and deception.

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 09:27 PM

Actions praised in 2011 BWCA wildfire

U.S. Forest Service defends use of gasoline to expand fire, says decision-makers made choices that offer lessons for the future.

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 07:38 AM

Minnesota Racing Commission to take up Canterbury-casino deal

Racing Commission is to hold a special meeting next Wednesday.

Updated: June 06, 2012, - 06:41 AM

URS must wait on $94M bid for light-rail contract

Met Council will view report on Sabo Bridge before awarding contract for light-rail line.

Updated: June 04, 2012, - 11:09 PM

Accretive senior VP apologizes, defends firm's mission

Accretive Senior Vice President Greg Kazarian came under intense questioning at a field hearing in St. Paul called by U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

Updated: May 31, 2012, - 06:34 AM

May 25: Damaged Fairview ousts exec

Mark Eustis was linked to firm behind high-pressure debt collection tactics.

Updated: May 25, 2012, - 05:32 PM

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