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

Task force wants Minn. lawmakers to get tough on DWI offenders

A state DWI task force is proposing tougher penalties for Minnesota’s drunken drivers with hopes that they will encourage more offenders to install ignition interlock devices before getting back behind the wheel.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 09:48 AM

Autistic children can pose barrier to housing

Some families have found it hard to secure housing due to disruption or damage from their kids. Meanwhile, $500,000 in state aid to help is stuck in limbo.

Updated: December 29, 2014, - 06:00 AM

Report: More than $332 million in liquor sales at Minnesota municipal stores

Sales soar, but money handed over to city governments declined sharply in 2013.

Updated: December 23, 2014, - 11:34 PM

DFL calls for ethics review into Ortman campaign's alleged payment for endorsement

Campaign payment undisputed, but not OK’d, says GOP senator.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Groups lay out their legislative wish lists

Tax relief, transportation funding, energy standards are among issues interest groups hope Legislature will address.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 07:34 PM

Franken tells TV network: 'I'm ready for Hillary' to be president

During a chat with MSNBC, the Minnesota senator proclaims “I’m ready for Hillary” in 2016.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 11:52 PM

Rep. Kline optimistic on education reform, calls torture report 'purely partisan'

The veteran congressman said an education bill should move rapidly to the floor.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Minnesota legislators look to weigh in on nation's drone debate

The use of drones is igniting a fresh phase in the nationwide debate on the right to privacy vs. the need for surveillance.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 05:05 AM

BCA agreed to FBI terms on secret cellphone tracking

At issue are devices that reveal cellphone locations at any given time, without the user knowing.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Cambridge man convicted in gun dispute involving Minnesota House speaker

A man charged with pulling a gun during a dispute in Montana where then-House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt was present...

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 11:09 PM

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