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

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

Addict in nurse's scrubs: Drugs 'take over'

Jim Kaju, a former nursing aide and onetime cop, found ways to feed his addiction on the job.

Updated: November 13, 2011, - 12:41 AM

Forest Service way off on BWCA fire projections

A series of internal reports show that the U.S. Forest Service repeatedly underestimated the explosiveness of the Pagami Creek Fire during a critical 18-day stretch of late August and early September.

Updated: October 31, 2011, - 10:54 AM

Hospitals face investigation of patient data theft

Feds are investigating Fairview and North Memorial after the loss of laptop.

Updated: October 15, 2011, - 10:18 PM

Hospitals enlist help to combat painkiller thefts

DEA, police and regulators are teaming up to improve security and protect patients.

Updated: October 02, 2011, - 12:04 AM

The Informant

Word on the street was that some Minneapolis cops were dirty, tipping off drug dealers. Investigators knew one man who could help them figure out if that was true: gang leader Taylor Trump.

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 12:10 PM

Stolen laptop puts thousands at risk of identity theft

Safeguards were skipped before computer with patient info was taken.

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 10:19 AM

Bachmann family farm benefits from subsidies

The candidate has said she hasn't been enriched.

Updated: September 26, 2011, - 11:34 AM

Officials douse BWCA 'burnout' rumor

Forest Service admits using an accelerant in early days of Pagami fire but says that helped contain blaze.

Updated: September 22, 2011, - 09:40 PM

Obituary: Expert in poisons, Arden Aanestad was a naturalist at heart

After founding a successful chemical business, Arden Aanestad retired to 30 years of defending nature.

Updated: September 01, 2011, - 11:14 PM

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