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

Between Sanford Health and T. Denny Sanford, deep ties

$600 million in donations isn’t the only string attaching Sanford Health to its major benefactor, T. Denny Sanford.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:32 AM

Sanford, University of Minnesota won’t pursue Fairview takeover

The high-stakes maneuvering over ownership of Fairview Health Services ended abruptly Wednesday, with Sanford Health and the University of Minnesota halting discussions about a merger or acquisition.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:27 PM

April 8: Swanson grills Sanford execs on Fairview merger

Sanford officials pointed to potential savings of up to $60 million, while AG Lori Swanson focused on who would benefit.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 11:20 AM

U suspends donor discussions linked to potential Fairview merger

The University of Minnesota has suspended discussions with donors linked to the potential merger of the Fairview Health Systems with...

Updated: April 07, 2013, - 10:06 PM

April 7: Delicate dance: Kaler courts alum Sanford

U President Eric Kaler says ties with alum and magnate T. Denny Sanford do not color hospital takeover talks.

Updated: April 07, 2013, - 06:30 AM

Obituary: Former St. Paul legislator Robert Johnson

As a “tin can sailor” on the USS Walker during World War II, Robert W. “Bob” Johnson of St. Paul...

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 11:02 PM

March 26: Minn. AG to investigate Fairview takeover

Attorney General Lori Swanson said she has confirmed that takeover talks have reached an advanced stage between Fairview Health Services and the S.D.-based Sanford Health.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 11:06 PM

Good jobs hang in the balance of Minnesota's frac sand debate

As activists rally at the State Capitol for a moratorium on Minnesota’s emerging frac sand industry, business and labor groups say delays imposed by St. Paul could stifle the creation of hundreds of good jobs.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 09:03 PM

Collapse of St. Charles frac sand project causes split among investors

Town's rejection of mining site leads to goodbyes from some investors.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 11:47 PM

Mining-hub town of St. Charles says no to major frac sand facility

Frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota was dealt a serious setback Tuesday night when the city of St. Charles adopted a resolution advocated by local foes of the industry.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 06:04 AM

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