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

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

Minnesota moves to bar farmer from selling raw milk, other foods

Officials say Alvin Schlangen sold food without proper license.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 09:35 PM

The baby fell – and then Plymouth parents’ real pain began

Little Caleb Slaven fell about two feet from his carrier to a concrete patio, triggering a two-month legal ordeal for the Slavens — with Hennepin County officials eventually admitting they made a mistake — that lays bare the risks and ambiguities of child protection law.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 06:48 AM

Minneapolis teen pleads guilty to drive-by shootings

An alleged teenage gang founder who was tried as an adult because of his violent past has pleaded guilty to...

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 08:39 PM

HIV case headed to Minnesota Supreme Court draws national interest

At issue is a 17-year-old Minnesota law that criminalizes transmission of the disease.

Updated: March 30, 2013, - 12:19 AM

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

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