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

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

June 19: Pepin County Board adopts frac-free zone along Lake Pepin

Pepin County Board votes to protect a strip along Lake Pepin.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 11:41 PM

Wisconsin's departing frac sand man says boom not slowing

As Tom Woletz leaves his “dream job,” he says the state has become an industry leader with adequate laws but...

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 11:26 PM

Frac sand mine approved in Winona County, with at least 40 conditions

Opponents fear frac sand mining will expand with Winona County green light.

Updated: June 04, 2013, - 10:14 PM

Wisconsin bluff towns trying to ban frac-sand mining along Lake Pepin

A proposed Pepin County ordinance would ban frac-sand mining along a scenic stretch of Wisconsin bluff.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 09:56 PM

Deal nixes effort to ban frac sand mining near trout streams

Mining won’t be banned near trout streams, but DNR permitting procedure is put in play.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 05:35 AM

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