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

Slots get little or no state review

The state's biggest casinos have gone years without inspections, even with three agents on the job. In contrast, Wisconsin, with a staff of 15, follows detailed procedures and audits every casino once every 18 months.

Updated: February 07, 2012, - 10:14 AM

Data theft leads to debt collector's license suspension

Medical data on thousands of Twin Cities patients was compromised when a laptop was stolen from a car.

Updated: February 03, 2012, - 08:58 PM

Casino inspections are pledged

State inspectors need upgraded technical skills to deal with complex gambling software, a top regulator says.

Updated: February 01, 2012, - 09:22 PM

Minnesota Legislature: A call for gambling hearings

Report of inspection lapses sets off scramble for answers.

Updated: January 26, 2012, - 09:31 AM

Jan. 15: $15 billion stakes ride on epic gambling fight

Minnesota's Indian gambling tribes, which have spent more than $6 million on political donations since 2002, say an off-reservation expansion of casino gambling would be an epic defeat.

Updated: January 21, 2012, - 10:48 PM

Jan. 19: Minnesota sues consulting firm over lost health data

Attoreny general says firm that lost laptop violated patient privacy and consumer protection laws.

Updated: January 19, 2012, - 10:51 PM

Obituary: 'Mr. G' was the man behind Blondie's

He ran the Brooklyn Park landmark for many years.

Updated: December 19, 2011, - 08:50 PM

U.S. attorney alleges huge Medicare kickbacks

Health care company accused of paying $10M for access to patients.

Updated: December 07, 2011, - 09:50 PM

First report on historic BWCA fire details risks to firefighters

The blaze started in mid-August and burned more than 145 square miles before firefighting operations ceased in late October.

Updated: December 07, 2011, - 08:23 AM

Ruling restricts newborn blood use

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that tahe state can't store samples for use in research without parental consent.

Updated: November 16, 2011, - 10:07 PM

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