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

Minnesota House panel backs legalizing firearm 'silencers'

Advocates say the devices, now banned in the state, protect shooters’ hearing. Foes say they aid criminals.

Updated: March 13, 2015, - 07:27 AM

Republicans propose overturning transgender student-athlete policy

A coalition of House and Senate Republicans want to ban transgender students from participating in girls’ sports and would require student athletes to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms appropriate to their birth gender.

Updated: March 09, 2015, - 09:41 PM

More Minnesota Level 3 sex offenders are breaking probation

Apprehension unit can’t begin to keep up with its list of parole violators

Updated: March 08, 2015, - 06:34 AM

Minnesota lawmakers take broad first look at 2015 liquor reform

A wide swath of measures did not include a repeal of the ban on Sunday sales.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 02:18 PM

'Private divorce' measure would take splits out of Minnesota courtrooms

Skeptics say the legislation is probably unconstitutional.

Updated: March 04, 2015, - 09:00 PM

Dayton signs compromise bill on pay raise flap

Bill sends nearly $16 million in emergency funding to three agencies.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 08:53 PM

Dayton appointed to Governors Council, will advise on National Guard issues

Gov. Mark Dayton was named Friday to a national forum of governors that will advise federal defense agencies on National...

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 11:48 PM

Senate committee approves bill to restore voting rights to freed felons

Bill clears state Senate Judiciary Committee, with newfound support from Republican lawmakers and right-leaning groups.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 10:55 PM

Broad coalition pushes for Minnesota data privacy amendment

Broad coalition pushes state amendment for greater data protection, but Senate obstacles arise.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 09:36 PM

Lawmakers consider 'necessity defense' in DWI cases

Four years have passed since the night Jennifer Axelberg took refuge in a vehicle to escape her abusive husband after...

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 11:56 PM

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