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

Lino Lakes dog has his day in Minn's high court - and loses

Mitchell Sawh of Lino Lakes maintains that Brody, his 4-year-old Labrador mix, isn't vicious, and that the bites resulted from misunderstandings when the dog was either startled or trying to protect its family.

Updated: December 20, 2012, - 10:44 AM

Dec. 17: Prime suspect proclaims his innocence

Ryan Larson, angry after five days in jail without charges, hasn't gone back to Cold Spring. "Why am I being accused?"

Updated: December 17, 2012, - 05:56 AM

Dec. 12: 2012: Scannell apologizes, vows to stay on

Cook County attorney vows to stay in his job despite a protective order involving a 17-year-old girl.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 07:42 AM

Ex-girlfriend gets 40 years in slaying of Brooklyn Center man she stalked

Rochelle Inselman harassed Bret Struck for years.

Updated: December 11, 2012, - 08:31 PM

County attorney is ordered not to contact girl, 17

Cook County prosecutor who was shot a year ago is subject.

Updated: December 07, 2012, - 08:39 AM

Thousands grieving Cold Spring officer 'now want answers'

More than 2,000 law enforcement personnel gathered in Collegeville for the funeral of Tom Decker, shot to death last week behind a Cold Spring bar.

Updated: December 06, 2012, - 01:58 AM

Suspect in officer's slaying released on eve of funeral

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, said that Ryan Michael Larson remains a suspect and that investigators are pursuing many leads.

Updated: December 05, 2012, - 09:43 AM

Tim Welch, real estate attorney, also a Renaissance man

When Tim Welch wasn't effortlessly picking up new hobbies -- from motorcycling and music to golf and carpentry -- he was busy playing an integral role in some of the highest-profile property deals in recent Twin Cities history.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 10:00 PM

Try teen accused of drive-bys as adult, court says

The Appeals Court ruled that the alleged gang founder and leader of a shooting spree showed no improvement in an earlier detention.

Updated: December 03, 2012, - 08:25 PM

Bill would seek to tighten standards for guardians

The proposed legislation stems from the case of a former lawyer who became a guardian and then looted her wards' bank accounts.

Updated: December 01, 2012, - 05:57 PM

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