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.


Henderson, ecologist who built DNR's non-game wildlife program, was expert collaborator

The retiring DNR supervisor sums up a career he is about to end.


Texas shotgunner aims to amaze Game Fair crowds with loads of tricks

Texas trick shot artist makes a life of entertaining crowds with his mastery of the shotgun.


Couple from southern Minnesota busted for 253 crappies over limit

They were caught with 273 crappies in their possession after exploiting a hot bite on Fairmont's Lake Sisseton.


Former DNR regional chief Dowling-Hanson preparing to sue over her dismissal

Job protections as a DNR political appointee are next to nil, but Lori Dowling-Hanson believes her ouster was fallout from trying to protect a child — something supporters say she was mandated to do.


State fishing license sales lowest in five years, second lowest since 2000

Through the weekend after July 4th, the DNR sold 805,242 fishing licenses of all kinds. That was down about 41,000 licenses, or 4.8 percent, from the same period a year ago.


Trout streams run parallel to political cartooning career of Minnesota's Ohman

Jack Ohman's experiences learning fly fishing in Minnesota have become a fountain of outdoors satire for the political cartoonist.


Fishing tips from guides in the know

Anglers should be out in force this holiday week.


Tighter seasonal bag limits being considered on Lake of the Woods

"Something needs to get done here,'' said Phil Talmage, Lake of the Woods area fisheries supervisor for the DNR. "These changes are being considered to maintain long-term sustainability.''


A Top 10 list of Twin Cities fishing ponds for Father's Day

DNR promotes "Fishing in the Neighborhood."


Reduced walleye, sauger bag limits in the offing for Lake of the Woods

DNR considers sustainability plan for walleye and sauger.