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 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

May 16: 'Money-hungry' tactics raised alarms at Fairview

Fairview employees complained about the new approach to collecting money soon after Accretive arrived.

Updated: May 16, 2012, - 10:40 AM

U, Fairview to build $182 million clinic near campus

 The facility is key to the U keeping medical school accreditation. For Fairview, the project promises market share growth in a hot area: day surgeries and outpatient specialty clinics.

Updated: May 09, 2012, - 09:30 PM

Fairview execs had links with debt firm under fire

Debt collection company under fire for harsh tactics with patients.

Updated: May 07, 2012, - 10:46 AM

Accretive blasts Minnesota AG for Fairview report

The consulting firm says the attorney general misused information it provided for a January lawsuit.

Updated: May 03, 2012, - 11:11 AM

Accretive seeks dismissal of suit over lost laptop, health records

Consulting firm, now under fire over Fairview debt collection, says attorney general's fraud claim is baseless.

Updated: April 30, 2012, - 08:28 PM

Attorney general: Fairview put squeeze on patients

Attorney General Lori Swanson said employees of the hospital system tried to collect upfront money from patients before treatment.

Updated: April 25, 2012, - 01:48 PM

Obituary: William Henninger lived, but never forgot atrocity

Seasoned in combat during World War II, William Henninger was a draw to younger soldiers when he served on the Army's front lines in the Korean War. In the infamous 1950 Sunchon Tunnel Massacre, one of those younger GIs would save his life.

Updated: April 16, 2012, - 08:59 PM

Best Buy deals tied to insiders draw scrutiny

Analysts point to business arrangements between retailer and its board members, including founder Richard Schulze.

Updated: April 16, 2012, - 11:42 AM

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