Tony Kennedy | Star Tribune
Reporter | Outdoors

Tony Kennedy covers the outdoors for the Star Tribune. Previously he had been an investigative reporter since 2002, starting with a probe of the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone. 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.


DNR researcher studies fish gene pools to repopulate state lakes

DNR's Loren Miller's research on walleyes, other fish steers stocking choices


Accusation in Minnesota of hunting over deer bait is closely watched

Officer Timothy Michael Bennett pleaded not guilty earlier this month and is positioned to fight the DNR's charge, a misdemeanor.


DNR warns CWD is still a threat in Minnesota

Landowners in affected hunting areas aren't taking Chronic Wasting Disease seriously, a state official with the DNR warns.


Looming end of motorboats lottery in BWCA alarms some outfitters

The Forest Service will take BWCA applications on a first-come basis in 2019, irking some.


Mille Lacs walleye community dissatisfied with review of lake management that found no flaws

But outside experts' review criticized as "superficial" by walleye community leader.


Examining the complex coexistence of wolves, moose

Study shows wolf population dwindles when area lacks moose calves as prey


Small-sized is big on the current RV landscape; Minnesotans are on board

Compact camper sales are powering fast-growing RV segment.


Hunting program that makes private hunting land public nears its goal

Program that makes private hunting land public is gaining traction, nearing its original goal


Boom in 'wheel house' sales means more ice anglers

More people, including families, are using them for longer ice fishing stays.


Heinrich named first full-time Mille Lacs fisheries supervisor

The large lake specialist who helped cover Lake of the Woods in his previous DNR assignment is the first person to hold that newly created position.