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

June 20: Fate of serial rapist's ‘fantasy logs’ becomes political battle

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers blasted Gov. Mark Dayton for lack of action in serial rapist’s shredded journal.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 10:43 AM

Supreme Court endorsee's pending DWI case surprises the GOP

Only a few knew about Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald’s arrest.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 09:13 AM

Minneapolis jumps through hoops in bid for Final Four

A decision for hosts for those years is expected in November, with the earliest shot for Minneapolis being 2018, just two months after the Super Bowl.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 07:11 AM

For some Minn. lawmakers, call of duty can interfere with call to order

Three days before the 2014 Minnesota legislative session would adjourn, House member John Lesch was about to miss a number...

Updated: May 24, 2014, - 08:37 PM

Regulation of license plate readers stalls at Legislature

Legislators again failed to pass a law addressing privacy concerns related to automated plate readers.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 11:05 PM

No more immunity cards for Minnesota legislators

versight of problem nurses and other licensed health care providers

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Legislative panel moves to ban online scratch-offs

Proposal also would outlaw gas pump and ATM tickets.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 09:17 PM

May 14: Minnesota first to require smartphone kill switch

Minnesota has become the first state in the nation to require smartphones to carry a so-called kill switch that will...

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Senate votes to ban e-cigarette use in public spaces

The bill places the activity known as “vaping” under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Firefighters, homebuilders clash over sprinkler installation codes

Firefighters say they’re needed; builders say installation mandate beginning in 2015 is overreach.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 09:22 PM

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