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

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

May 2, 2013: Appeals Court panel grills both sides during Amy Senser's appeal

Three-judge panel has 90 days to issue an opinion on her vehicular homicide convictions.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 05:56 AM

Year after conviction, Amy Senser's appeal to be heard today

Legal experts say she faces uphill battle in hit-and-run case.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 10:22 AM

Witness in Brooklyn Park triple killing trial delivers a big surprise

A 911 tape replayed the moment when a witness found the bodies of three people at a home day care.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Driver in fatal Minneapolis hit-and-run gets 3 years

Teisha Randle was admittedly high on prescription drugs when she struck and killed Austin Conley. His father, “a man of...

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 09:47 PM

Supreme Court: DWI blood samples now need warrants

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling could affect Minnesota practices.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Lawsuit: Mpls. server claims he was fired for being HIV-positive

In response to suit, Bar Louie said it does not discriminate.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 11:30 PM

Immigration status not a factor in custody battle, Minnesota court says

The ruling means a 19-year-old will regain custody of her child, regardless of her undocumented status.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 09:16 PM

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