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

10 years after Minneapolis slaying, accused killer pleads guilty

Jonathan “Thirsty” Turner’s plea came in the wake of a complicated series of legal actions.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Veteran justice's retirement is end of an era for state Supreme Court

Justice Paul Anderson retires today after two decades on the state’s high court, where he took part in groundbreaking decisions.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 11:51 PM

Sight of son's body leaves defendant inconsolable

Kao Chongsua Xiong is charged with contributing to gun accident.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Setback for groups opposed to Minnesota wolf hunt

Two groups challenging Minnesota’s wolf hunting and trapping season were dealt a major setback Tuesday when the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissed their petition.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Foes of Minnesota's same-sex marriage law don't see way to block it

Nearly a week after Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, opponents are strategizing what can be done...

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 10:28 PM

Rising number of Minnesota lawyers punished for misconduct

Experts on disciplining lawyers, including Martin Cole, pictured, say it’s difficult to explain the apparent spikes in bad behavior.

Updated: May 13, 2013, - 09:34 AM

Montevideo suspect, Black Snake Militia known to cops

Family, whose trailer was raided, maintains son’s innocence and claims it is all a government plot.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 07:07 AM

May 2, 2013: Appeals Court panel grills both sides during Amy Senser's appeal

Three-judge panel has 90 days to issue an opinion on her vehicular homicide convictions.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 05:56 AM

Year after conviction, Amy Senser's appeal to be heard today

Legal experts say she faces uphill battle in hit-and-run case.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 10:22 AM

Witness in Brooklyn Park triple killing trial delivers a big surprise

A 911 tape replayed the moment when a witness found the bodies of three people at a home day care.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 04:23 PM

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