Reporter | Outdoors

T"A Minnesota native, Kennedy lives in the Twin Cities and on land surrounding a Driftless Area trout stream. Previously, he was an investigative reporter at the Star Tribune, an Associated Press newsman and a beat writer covering the environment, aviation, state politics and police. His journalism career started at Marquette University, a small-town newspaper in Indiana and The St. Cloud Times. Kennedy's wife is an inner-city kindergarten teacher and their two boys are crazy about hockey and the outdoors.

Tribe wants to reclaim all of Upper Red Lake, a walleye mecca

Red Lake Nation tribal leaders say they are going to the U.S. Department of Interior with a longstanding grievance over boundary lines in hopes of bringing the entire northern Minnesota lake under their control.

Lawmakers seeking to reform Minnesota's response to fish kills

House and Senate proposals push need for speed and greater attention to human health.

In like a lion: Nine things to do, follow in Minnesota outdoors in March

Thinking about predictions for ice-out, new rough fish rules, Northwest Sportshow's arrival, raptors on the wing, muskies, and more. March is a busy month for things to do, follow and learn about.

City of Houston votes to dump motorized trail project

The southeast city's defiant shift sets up a new chapter of conflict over moto-trails first proposed more than 14 years ago on a hilly, ecologically sensitive site.

DNR loosens Mille Lacs walleye fishing regulations for summer

The decision reflects signs of progress in lake's walleye population.

Hunting dog healed the divide between a Minnesota father and son

Hunting has become an all-consuming passion for Keng Yang after years of rejecting his father for hunting in the tradition of his Hmong culture.

Wilderness group back in court to cut motorized towboats in BWCA

Complaint says lax enforcement by Forest Service led to a "freeway'' of motorized towboats.

Booze, inexperience cause rider deaths on rocket-fast snowmobiles

People always will like to go fast, as Hunter S. Thompson wrote. But speedy snowmobiles don't injure and kill people. In many cases, foolishness does.

Morneau goes from clubhouse to ice house to host Mille Lacs tourney

Former Twins star Justin Morneau says the fishing event strikes a chord with him because it helps families afford sports for their kids, a situation he experienced growing up.

DNR unveils funding request for capital improvement projects

The bonding portion of the agency's budget proposal brings the overall funding request to $553 million — mostly one-time money.