Abby Simons

Reporter | Politics and government
Phone: 651-925-5043
Abby joined the Star Tribune in 2008. Before moving to politics, she covered Minneapolis police, suburban police and Hennepin County District Court.

Recent content from Abby Simons

Will Michelle MacDonald's GOP drama be a boon to her campaign?

It was an eventful two weeks in the saga surrounding the Minnesota Republican Party’s continued attempts to distance itself from Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald, despite the endorsement she heartily received at the party’s state convention in May.

Updated: August 31, 2014, - 05:35 PM

Logo cut from McFadden ad

A campaign ad in which Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden discusses removing his son’s stitches with a pair of...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 04:53 PM

In historic vote, Minnesota home health care workers unionize

About 27,000 health care workers can now unionize and bargain collectively, but some legal challenges remain.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 06:10 AM

In U.S. Senate race, mining takes center stage on Range

As the issue heats up, Franken and McFadden seize on their differences.

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 09:59 PM

Mike McFadden backpedals over gas tax increase

Back on the trail, Mike McFadden did some quick backpedaling over increasing gas taxes.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Kahn, Loon beat back primary challengers

Phyllis Kahn and Jenifer Loon held off primary challengers in high-profile legislative races.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:03 AM

GOP Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald ticketed again

MacDonald violated limits put on her license in connection with drunk-driving allegation.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Court: Public workers can challenge job evaluations under data law

Ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court could prompt legislative action next year to eliminate that right for government workers.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 11:37 PM

U.S. Senate: Abeler goes all out in his campaign

Four-term state representative said he’s done with politics if he doesn’t win.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 11:11 AM

U.S. Senate: McFadden's campaign bets on frustrations with Washington

Sunfish Lake businessman presents himself as the anti-politician in his bid for U.S. Senate.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 09:30 PM

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