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 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

Father charged in baby’s death fights to keep out blood sample

Jonathan Markle, 41, of Minnetrista, was charged after he drove his SUV onto a frozen channel of Lake Minnetonka on Jan. 18. Markle, his wife and one daughter survived, but his infant daughter, Tabitha, spent more than 15 minutes underwater and died three days later.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 08:02 AM

Son disputes report that Mpls. man was Nazi commander

The Associated Press reported Friday that a 94-year-old retired carpenter and father of six living for decades in northeast Minneapolis is a former Nazi SS officer.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 07:12 PM

Charges: Richfield man shot victim nine times

Evidence was not consistent with resident’s account of events surrounding Saturday’s killing, authorities said.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 06:15 PM

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