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

Plymouth foster parents, not family, get custody of kids

The State Supreme Court ruled that relatives should get first consideration, but not preference, when it comes to adoptions.

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Apple Valley man beaten to death pursuing his dream in Mexico

The 38-year-old Apple Valley native reassured his parents that he was safe among the locals he befriended and employed to help him build the house by hand in a land where good-paying jobs were scarce. They were like family, he said, and he trusted them.

Updated: March 26, 2013, - 08:16 AM

Father of Minneapolis toddler killed in accidental shooting will stand trial

Kao Chongsua Xiong’s attorney said offers to settle felony case were inadequate.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 08:01 PM

Man charged with murder when victim dies five years after Minneapolis assault

A man imprisoned for an attempted vehicle theft and assault that left the owner in a coma for five years...

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Petition alleges misconduct by Rochester lawyer

State board accuses lawyer of forgery, taking money.

Updated: March 11, 2013, - 09:48 PM

For Plymouth identity theft victims, $850,000 payout 'a moral victory'

Chances are slim Melony Micheals and John Foster will see a dime of the $850,000 they’re owed by the mortgage fraudsters who stole their identities and destroyed their lives. But an $850,000 judgment in their favor could help others.

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 06:03 AM

Retired Minn. judge heading to China in footsteps of her relatives

Deborah Hedlund will be taking a four-month service trip to China in the footsteps of her missionary relatives.

Updated: March 03, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Appeals court rules for personal care assistants tending to relatives

State Appeals Court ruled those aides were unfairly treated by the state and are eligible for jobless benefits.

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Charge: Woman who took Mpls baby said she had miscarried

The woman accused of snatching a baby from a south Minneapolis apartment and setting off an afternoon-long hunt was charged Friday with kidnapping.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Minneapolis teen charged as adult in drive-by shootings

A teenager accused in a string of drive-by shootings in March was charged as an adult this week with attempted...

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 08:24 PM

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