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

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

Ex-Hopkins cheerleader gets 3 years for prostituting teammate

Montia Parker got 3 years for prostituting 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 11:15 PM

American Indians bring fight over Redskins name to Metrodome

An American Indian coalition says Minnesota is ground zero for eradicating the NFL logo and mascot they consider defamatory.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 12:20 PM

Convictions prolific for Rosemount murder suspect

Shavelle Chavez-Nelson had a long and violent record when he met Anarae Schunk. Her friends said she thought she could help him.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 10:36 PM

Ex-MSP airport employee pleads guilty to stealing from luggage

Airport police installed hidden cameras in the areas where they believed the items were stolen.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Alcoholism pulled Minneapolis victim back to abuser, family says

Her family says her death illustrates link between domestic violence, chemical dependency.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 12:32 AM

Second trial yields second hung jury in I-94 shooting

Jermaine Harris had been charged with killing Richard Jinkins in a shooting near Interstate 94 in 2012.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 08:05 PM

Police find bloody jacket of missing U student

As volunteers searched fields and empty spaces in Lilydale and Rosemount for any sign of Anarae Schunk, family members said Sunday that they won’t give up hope until her body is found.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 12:53 PM

Alleged accomplices charged in 2 Minnesota domestic homicides

One case involved a woman’s body dumped by railroad tracks. Another involved a man’s body stored in a freezer.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Sept. 20: Grand jury clears police in Franklin case

After the grand jury’s ruling, Chief Harteau described what led to the fatal shooting of burglary suspect Terrence Franklin in Uptown that sparked intense scrutiny.

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 12:50 AM

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