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

'Stray Voltage' phenomenon pits Minnesota farmers, utilities

At least six stray voltage lawsuits are active in Minnesota, pitting farmers against the utilities.

Updated: July 28, 2013, - 11:57 AM

Court: Stray electricity flowed through cows, cut milk production at dairy

Judges agreed with Wright County man’s claims that cows had been compromised, but rejected his request for trespassing damages.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Did Farmington mom kill baby for attention?

A woman from Farmington, possibly suffering from Munchausen by Proxy, also is accused of trying to kill her baby daughter...

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 08:47 PM

Minneapolis marchers protest George Zimmerman verdict

Several thousand people snaked through the streets of downtown Minneapolis Monday evening contending that the acquittal of Florida teen Trayvon Martin’s shooter is a sign of systemic racial injustice.

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

November 12, 2012: Faribault searches soul over Shattuck allegations

Allegations of sex abuse at Shattuck-St. Mary's have rippled through Faribault, where the prep school is a major economic and cultural influence.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 08:54 PM

Medina Segway driver sues city over multiple DWIs

A Medina man who successfully warded off repeat drunken-driving charges for riding his Segway while intoxicated is now suing the...

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Bail set for driver accused in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist

Bail was set at $10,000 Wednesday for the Minneapolis man accused in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist last week,...

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 08:37 PM

July 10: Lawmakers search for ways to curb synthetic drugs

Legislators hear from experts on extent of the growing problem.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 10:28 AM

New records center means one stop for Hennepin County court documents

Monday will mark the first day of one-stop shopping for Hennepin County District Court records after the establishment of a...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 07:48 AM

Judge: Lawsuit against Accent Signage may stand

Although several claims were rejected, the action by the family of Jacob Beneke, one of six people killed in the...

Updated: July 03, 2013, - 05:44 AM

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