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

Dec. 17, 2013: Archbishop denies allegations, steps aside

Archbishop John Nienstedt vehemently denied the allegations and will remove himself from public ministry. St. Paul police say church officials aren't fully cooperating.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 10:20 PM

St. John’s Abbey names 18 abusing monks

New release expands the lists of accused priests, but advocates say many names of abusive clergy remain secret.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Abuse scandal to persist, even after naming priests

Minnesota’s Catholic dioceses under pressure to make public the names of additional accused clerics.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Dec. 5: Archdiocese names 32 priests accused of abusing minors

The archdiocese’s publication of a list of metro priests deemed to have abused kids is unprecedented in Minnesota.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 10:51 AM

Minnetonka priest’s tenant is ex-priest who abused teen

Minnetonka priest has been renting townhouse to a former priest who admitted to child sex abuse in 1984.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Abuse suit filed against St. Luke clergy treatment center

A lawsuit involving a Minnesota priest claims St. Luke Institute and the archdiocese concealed threat to minors.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Nov. 15: 2013: Cops fault church's handling of priest

Authorities questioned the visit by the former vicar general and a deacon before arrest in abuse case.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 09:31 AM

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese to name abusing priests

The Archdiocese will name priests who are known to have abused minors. Attorney calls move “public relations, not public safety.”

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 10:28 AM

Twin Cities Filipinos sending aid to typhoon victims

Dr. Bernard Quebral knew the destruction caused by the supertyphoon that lashed the island nation this weekend meant he needed to do more.

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 11:23 PM

Priest facing abuse lawsuit has 10 victims, attorney says

A Catholic priest who was sued more than a decade ago for alleged sexual abuse of a child was sued again Thursday on behalf of another victim for abuse that allegedly took place after the priest was moved to an Edina parish in the mid-1970s.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:39 AM

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