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

Minnetonka native's family sues wilderness school over his death

The National Outdoor Leadership School didn’t do enough to prevent Thomas Plotkin’s fatal fall, suit alleges.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court's DWI ruling finds consent, not coercion

“This case didn’t settle the issues that people hoped it would settle,” said Scott Swanson, director of academic achievement at University of St. Thomas Law School. “The net result is we still don’t have a definitive ruling on the constitutionality of the implied-consent requirement.”

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court will decide whether guardians can make the call on life support

The Minnesota Supreme Court will determine if a judge’s sign-off will still be needed before removing end-of-life measures.

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 10:02 PM

Body cameras for Mpls. cops? Not so fast, says police dept.

Despite announcement by council members about a body camera pilot project, a department spokeswoman said police are nowhere near such a “major undertaking.”

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 11:30 PM

Should a convict be recharged if victim dies?

Judge dismissed murder charge, citing a 50-year-old state law.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Minneapolis man, 86, was allegedly killed over shunning fellow Somali

The victim’s neighbor felt he was being ostracized, the charges say, and a confrontation between them in Minneapolis turned violent.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:13 PM

Ex-Hopkins cheerleader gets 3 years for prostituting teammate

Montia Parker got 3 years for prostituting 16-year-old developmentally disabled girl.

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

American Indians bring fight over Redskins name to Metrodome

An American Indian coalition says Minnesota is ground zero for eradicating the NFL logo and mascot they consider defamatory.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 12:20 PM

Convictions prolific for Rosemount murder suspect

Shavelle Chavez-Nelson had a long and violent record when he met Anarae Schunk. Her friends said she thought she could help him.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 10:36 PM

Ex-MSP airport employee pleads guilty to stealing from luggage

Airport police installed hidden cameras in the areas where they believed the items were stolen.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 09:22 PM

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