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

New Minnesota law on access to juvenile court records stirs debate

A recommendation that courts not implement a new measure limiting access to some records has led to a hearing next month.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 09:16 PM

‘Ban-the-box’ extension, other Minn. laws take effect this week

From health care for the poor to scrap-yard surveillance, new state laws set to take effect in 2014 didn’t grab...

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 05:49 AM

Mayor Rybak defends chief Harteau's cop review plan

Minneapolis police union said it contacted the governor to voice its opposition to the plan to shift some investigations to the BCA.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 05:21 AM

Minnesota lures Canada's Price Industries to Maple Grove

Minnesota has successfully wooed a Canadian heating and ventilation company that will open a $2 million design center at what will become its U.S. headquarters.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Legality of online voter registration now in judge's hands

Opponents say website’s implementation illegally used taxpayer funds, while state claims legal authority for money-saving system.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Next year, feds will pick up the tab for Minnesota inmate hospitalizations

A new law moves more prisoners to a federal program and shifts millions in hospital costs from Minnesota and its...

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 10:31 PM

Plans to reuse the Dome’s seats could be too hard on bottom line

Getting them out intact is costly work, legislators are told.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:53 PM

‘Free lunches’ back on menu for Minnesota legislators

Supporters say easing restrictions, among nation’s strictest, is intended to help restore camaraderie.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 11:14 PM

Recommendation to extend Capitol gun ban is defeated

State panel on security issues is split evenly over whether to also ban permit-to-carry holders from bringing weapons into the...

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 04:01 PM

Legislators look to target publishers of mug shots

The websites, which demand payment to take the photos down, have become big business.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 10:41 PM

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