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

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

Wisconsin county board approves moratorium on frac sand mines

Mining moratorium reflects concerns over effects on human health.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 11:25 PM

In Wisconsin, county commissioner is accused of self-dealing over frac sand

County Board leader denies he used his position to influence policy.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 11:22 PM

St. Louis River cleanup gets $16 million funding package

MPCA unveils $16 million to roll back a legacy of northern pollution.

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 10:16 PM

Obituary: Dr. Ted Thompson, children’s physician and U professor

Staff at the University of Minnesota’s newborn intensive care unit paid tribute to their founder this week at 4:15 a.m....

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Pollution worries abound in frac sand waste streams

Some say industry has grown too fast to manage, reclaim byproducts.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 06:54 PM

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