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

Harassed Minnesota hospital patients get checks from Accretive

Accretive Health Inc. was sued by the state for abusive debt-collection tactics.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 10:52 PM

For regulators, sand mine riches are tough to refuse

As the sand rush intensifies, county regulators are being hired away by the industry, creating backlogs of work and fears of conflicts of interest.

Updated: October 28, 2012, - 05:13 PM

Sept. 30: St. Charles, Minn., ponders future as sand mining takes off

St. Charles weighs chance to be the state's gateway to a new frontier. Local investors have floated a $55 million to $70 million proposal to build an industrial processing plant and rail depot.

Updated: October 01, 2012, - 06:24 AM

Fairview violated federal laws with billing practices

Heavy penalty threatened over billing, but it's not likely.

Updated: September 13, 2012, - 06:03 AM

Obituary: Bill Sowden kept song in his heart to the end

Bill Sowden, a much-loved musical theater performer and choral director.

Updated: August 29, 2012, - 11:07 PM

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

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