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

Monticello woman fleeing abuse appeals her DWI case

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear the case of a Monticello woman whose driver’s license was revoked after she drove...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 12:39 AM

Minnesota Supreme Court: HIV-positive man wrongly convicted of passing disease

It sided with an appeals court in overturning Daniel Rick’s conviction for giving a sexual partner HIV.

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 08:17 PM

Minnesota high court: Bars can't take tips to balance the till

Policy at now-defunct nightclubs prompted precedent-setting lawsuit.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Accomplice pleads guilty in Brooklyn Park shooting

A Minneapolis man is expected to be sentenced to more than six years in prison after admitting his role in...

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 08:58 PM

Man who killed himself would have been arrested for killing cop

The Minnesota BCA said Eric Thomes, 31, would have been arrested for the Nov. 29, 2012, killing of Tom Decker had he not hanged himself after questioning in January.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 11:12 PM

Father's blood sample admissible in case of daughter's drowning

Lawyers for Jonathan Markle, whose SUV crashed through the ice in a Lake Minnetonka channel, had argued that a warrant should have been necessary before his blood could be drawn.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Child pulled from lake at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis

The boy’s grandmother reported him missing and lifeguards cleared the lake. He was found in 4 to 6 feet of...

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 05:43 PM

July 31: Some see parallels to Trayvon Martin case

Zimmerman verdict gives momentum to those who want answers in case of Terrence Franklin, who was killed by Minneapolis cops.

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 09:57 PM

'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

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