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

Montevideo man reportedly behind 'terror' plot to stand trial Aug. 12

Accused of illegally possessing weapons, he will stand trial Aug. 12. Indictment says nothing about terrorism.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 07:41 PM

Lawyer says Petters knew of potential plea deal and rejected it

The convicted Ponzi schemer’s onetime attorney fired back at claims that he failed to notify Petters of a plea offer...

Updated: June 03, 2013, - 08:22 PM

May 31: Man guilty after toddler son shot by brother

A Minneapolis man whose unsecured gun was used by his 4-year-old son to accidentally shoot and kill his little brother was found guilty Friday of two counts of felony manslaughter and two counts of gross misdemeanor child endangerment.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 11:20 PM

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

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