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.


Results vary for teal and goose hunters as waterfowl season opens

Geese were wary and hard to find, but a number of teal hunters were delighted by ample flocks.


CWD found on prominent deer farm in Winona County

The herd owner, whose brother heads the Minnesota Senate, responded with an anti-government rant.


Another Minnesota hunters' group is searching for a new leader

Craig Engwall is leaving the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to return to state government.


Fresh look at rough fish and their protection builds steam

The DNR dodged a legislative push to intensify efforts to protect native rough fish, but the movement to protect them lives on.


Minnesota man lives dream of fishing for a living with 'Sobi' YouTube videos

Sam Sobieck has developed a growing fan base by mixing friendship and fun into a series of four-season outdoors adventures.


Outdoors champion Carrie Ruud leaving the Senate

The Republican state senator from Breezy Point talks about sour politics and success in her fights for conservation, hunting, fishing, parks and trails.


Shooting stars: Thousands of young trap shooters flocking to Alexandria tournament

There aren't any tryouts and kids sign up as early as sixth grade for their school teams, where they compete for high-gun and all-state honors, as well as spots in next week's state tournament in Prior Lake.


Hitchin' a ride in the BWCA - but for how long?

In limited areas of canoe country, small motorboats can jet you to the edge of the back country. But those days may be numbered by a long-simmering legal push to crack down on motorized towboats.


DNR official: Weather, license sales created 'crummy spring' for fishing

Minnesota's collective impulse to fish over the past two years has faded as travel and leisure choices have multiplied, returning closer to normal.


Closed roads give rise to charters to Northwest Angle, other remote areas

Leave South St. Paul at 6 a.m. and be fishing on the Northwest Angle three hours later? Road closures during the pandemic led to a flight service that has proven popular with metro-area anglers.