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.


DNR drops plan to end CWD testing after another deer tests positive near Brainerd

Testing in the Brainerd area will continue for several more hunting seasons because a whitetail recently tested positive for chronic wasting disease.


Forest Service reducing access to BWCA next year in response to crowding

Outfitters were notified this week that the availability of permits required for overnight paddling trips will be reduced at select entry points.


Blinded by a stroke at 14, his world lights up while hunting

Now 20 years old and with his father as wingman, Josh Peterson of Woodbury has been on an epic harvest of whitetails — taking five deer on outings in Minnesota and Iowa.


Opening weekend save: Lost hunter found, thanks to speedy call for help

Cellphones and GPS have undoubtedly boosted hunter safety during Minnesota's deer seasons, but getting lost in the woods isn't a thing of the past.


DNR: Walleye poachers near Baudette were 48 fish over limit

Three Twin Cities area men who went fishing instead of hunting during opening weekend of the deer season were caught poaching from Rainy River and Lake of the Woods, according to charges.


82-year-old Wisconsin woman loves to hunt: 'I want to shoot big deer'

Darla Fisher, a kindhearted 82-year-old great-grandmother in western Wisconsin, would rather hunt than quilt.


Deer harvest lags on Minnesota's opening weekend

Wildlife managers still hoping to match 2020 harvest of nearly 200,000 whitetails.


Adrenaline, reflection mix in Minnesota hunter's big moment

Bloomington's Kevin Hinrichs takes the buck of his lifetime.


Fair skies, antsy bucks greet deer hunters on Opening Day

Youth hunters at Afton State Park saw lots of movement while similar success was fount at CWD checkpoints near Hastings.


Deer hunters crucial to Minnesota's fight against chronic wasting disease

Far more deer will be tested on opening weekend than ever before.