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

Kahn, Loon beat back primary challengers

Phyllis Kahn and Jenifer Loon held off primary challengers in high-profile legislative races.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:03 AM

GOP Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald ticketed again

MacDonald violated limits put on her license in connection with drunk-driving allegation.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Court: Public workers can challenge job evaluations under data law

Ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court could prompt legislative action next year to eliminate that right for government workers.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 11:37 PM

U.S. Senate: Abeler goes all out in his campaign

Four-term state representative said he’s done with politics if he doesn’t win.

Updated: August 04, 2014, - 11:11 AM

U.S. Senate: McFadden's campaign bets on frustrations with Washington

Sunfish Lake businessman presents himself as the anti-politician in his bid for U.S. Senate.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Candidates choosy when it comes to debates

Debate season is off to a slow start in the run-up to the Aug. 12 primary and Nov. 4 general election.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 06:44 AM

Legislators urge release of Vikings report, tougher punishment of coach

They urged Zygi Wilf to release report on slurs.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 10:19 PM

Time to pre-register for August primary

Minnesota voters have less than a week to preregister to vote in the state’s Aug. 12 primary.This year, voters will...

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:38 PM

April 2: Nienow dogged by accusations of reneging on federal loans

Federal authorities moved for a default judgment against state Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, and his wife, Cynthia, for their failure to repay more than $748,000 in overdue federal loans and other costs.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Dayton names 16 to medical marijuana task force

The appointees, a cross section of those affected by the new law, will monitor its effectiveness.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 04:09 PM

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