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

Oct. 17: 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: October 18, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Catholic official who investigated priest quits St. Thomas board

Friday’s resignation is second involving high-ranking church official this month.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 06:39 PM

Oct. 15: St. Thomas will investigate priest accused of sexual contact

The University of St. Thomas will launch its own investigation of the Rev. Michael J. Keating. The alleged victim's uncle, a priest, told police about another teen, in Rome.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 10:46 PM

Oct. 15: Twin Cities woman sues Keating

The Rev. Michael J. Keating, 57, a University of St. Thomas professor, has been accused of sexual contact with a 13-year-old Twin Cities girl more than a decade ago, and of then giving her his car when she confronted him about the incidents eight years later.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 01:46 PM

Oct. 14: With suit pending,Keating goes on leave

The Rev. Michael J. Keating, a professor at the University of St. Thomas, is accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 10:20 AM

Archdiocese gets new auxiliary bishop

Archbishop asked Vatican for the 2nd position 18 months ago.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 09:23 PM

Oct. 8: St. Paul police reopen case into priest, child porn

New information includes recently leaked internal church documents that describe the computer images as “borderline illegal’’ and indicate church officials were concerned about possible criminal prosecution.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Oct. 8: Mom alleges wider church coverup

Diocese official could have done more to protect her sons from clergy sexual misconduct, she says.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 07:32 AM

Model frac-sand zoning standards are blasted by foes

Board says draft mining standards rushed to meet Oct. 1 deadline.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Obituary: Robert A. Heberle, teacher peace activist, military veteran

Considering all the time Bob Heberle devoted to war protests, his four arrests for nonviolent civil disobedience didn’t surprise those...

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 09:16 PM

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