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

Lawsuit challenges Minnesota's online voter registration system

Republicans claim Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a DFLer, overstepped his authority in creating the registration program.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Judge has the 'courage to do the right thing'

The onetime public defender takes oath Monday as next chief of the state’s Court of Appeals.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 12:30 AM

Priest awaits Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on sex case

Prosecutors are waiting to file charges in affair with parishioner.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 10:05 PM

'If there's hell on Earth, Mr. Markle, you're in it'

Minnetrista man receives probation in baby daughter’s drowning in SUV.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 11:16 PM

Minnetonka native's family sues wilderness school over his death

The National Outdoor Leadership School didn’t do enough to prevent Thomas Plotkin’s fatal fall, suit alleges.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court's DWI ruling finds consent, not coercion

“This case didn’t settle the issues that people hoped it would settle,” said Scott Swanson, director of academic achievement at University of St. Thomas Law School. “The net result is we still don’t have a definitive ruling on the constitutionality of the implied-consent requirement.”

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court will decide whether guardians can make the call on life support

The Minnesota Supreme Court will determine if a judge’s sign-off will still be needed before removing end-of-life measures.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 10:02 PM

Body cameras for Mpls. cops? Not so fast, says police dept.

Despite announcement by council members about a body camera pilot project, a department spokeswoman said police are nowhere near such a “major undertaking.”

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 11:30 PM

Should a convict be recharged if victim dies?

Judge dismissed murder charge, citing a 50-year-old state law.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Minneapolis man, 86, was allegedly killed over shunning fellow Somali

The victim’s neighbor felt he was being ostracized, the charges say, and a confrontation between them in Minneapolis turned violent.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:13 PM

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