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

Archdiocesan leaders avoid charges in two clergy misconduct cases

Ramsey and Washington county attorneys declined to prosecute archdiocese leaders accused of failing to report sex abuse and porn.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 11:03 AM

Obituary: Michael Roan, peace and justice activist

Roan traveled the world for more than two decades, bringing Nobel Peace Prize winners to Minnesota for annual public discussions that built a global following.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 03:03 AM

5 priests left off archdiocese's clergy abuse list

But they were named in internal archdiocesan memo on parishes with history of clergy sex abuse.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 06:41 AM

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

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