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

FBI probe of relationship between Coleman and major donor continues

The FBI continues to investigate the relationship between former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and a close friend who has been a major political donor, according to a source who was questioned by the FBI.

Updated: May 14, 2009, - 07:56 PM

Putting cops to the test

When informant Taylor Trump identified cops he alleged were corrupt, investigators decided to see if they could catch the police officers in the act.

Updated: April 23, 2009, - 07:42 AM

'Police versus the police'

The investigation into the informant's claims about corrupt cops spanned more than a year. Did they have enough evidence to prosecute?

Updated: April 22, 2009, - 12:09 PM

Kazeminy questions credibility of ex-associate

His comment was about B.J. Thomas, who has said Kazeminy tried to funnel money to a firm that employed Norm Coleman's wife.

Updated: March 27, 2009, - 09:26 PM

Exec says Coleman donor ordered $100K payments

The former finance chief of a company controlled by a close friend of Norm Coleman said in a deposition that Nasser Kazeminy ordered $100,000 be paid to an insurance agency where Coleman's wife was employed.

Updated: March 26, 2009, - 11:51 PM

Officer won't face charges over gang probe

The Minneapolis lieutenant was under investigation for his contacts with a Gangster Disciple.

Updated: January 09, 2009, - 11:25 PM

Coleman will use campaign funds to pay legal fees

Lawsuits allege $75,000 was steered to Coleman last year through his wife's employer. Coleman says the allegations are false and he welcomes an investigation.

Updated: December 17, 2008, - 08:49 PM

Colemans tap top lawyers, as does friend named in suit

The FBI is investigating allegations against Nasser Kazeminy; Sen. Norm and Laurie Coleman and Jim Hays are not named.

Updated: December 15, 2008, - 09:34 PM

Coleman link raises millionaire's low profile

The self-made businessman who hired Laurie Coleman has quietly supported Sen. Norm Coleman's political career. A lawsuit has spotlighted all three.

Updated: December 14, 2008, - 08:10 AM

FBI looking into alleged cash gift to Sen. Coleman

The FBI is investigating allegations in two lawsuits accusing a friend and political supporter of Sen. Norm Coleman of attempting to funnel $75,000 to Coleman from the coffers of a Texas company that the friend controls.

Updated: December 10, 2008, - 10:15 PM

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