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

Frac-sand firm cited in Wisconsin is wrong one

“We are pleased that the record has been corrected,’’ says Superior Silica Sands CEO.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 11:40 PM

Bee campaign takes flight for General Mills

Its Cascadian Farm unit began a campaign to help increase the insect’s failing population.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 08:10 PM

Wisconsin county shuts down frac-sand operation 'running wild'

Trempealeau County regulators say the rogue operation has been dumping polluted wastewater into an unlined pond.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 10:40 PM

Outstate cities plan to challenge state water regulations

Dozens of outstate cities contend the new clean-water regulations are excessive and complying with them could cost millions.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 11:42 PM

MNsure overhauls consumer outreach grants

More than a dozen agencies have been cut from the roster of enrollment subcontractors after concluding that the $4.7 million outreach effort lacked proper oversight in 2014.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 11:19 PM

Mercury in St. Louis River sets off fight among state, tribes, groups

Critics say state is choosing industry over kids’ health by not going after sulfate discharged into the St. Louis River...

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 10:55 PM

Jan. 19: Doubts shadowed St. Thomas priest on the rise

Documents show the Rev. Michael Keating's career was advancing as investigators gathered information about alleged improprieties.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Oct. 17, 2013: Priest sent e-mails expressing love to girl

In e-mails sent from Rome, he expressed his love and affection for teen girl he is accused of sexually abusing. His lawyer said claims were “discredited.”

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Obituary: Patrica LaBerge, General Mills trailblazer, dies at 85

Business writers took notice in 1973 when Patricia Louise LaBerge was promoted to a corporate position at General Mills that...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 06:18 PM

Refinery fined $40,000 for toxic release into lagoon near Mississipi River

St. Paul Park plant discharged benzene into unlined lagoon.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 02:36 PM

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