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

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

Nov. 5: Archdiocese led lobby to stop abuse law change

Church spent heavily to prevent expansion of time limit for lawsuits by childhood sexual abuse victims.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 03:38 PM

Priest sued in abuse of West St. Paul girl, 8, in the 1980s

The case of a West St. Paul second-grader in the 1980s is the 18th in Minnesota since state law changed...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:46 AM

New lawsuit being filed against priest

A critic of Task Force contended archdiocese control will “neuter” investigation of possible sex abuse by priests.

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 11:55 AM

Archdiocese paid $11 million for misconduct by priests

Payments from 2003 to 2012 went to victims of abuse, as well as to priests, lawyers and therapists.

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Oct. 19: Ex-vicar general resigns from St. Thomas board

The Rev. Kevin McDonough, who was long No. 2 in the Twin Cities archdiocese, had investigated abuse allegation cases recently brought to light.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 05:34 PM

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