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

Franken, McFadden tailor messages to college students

In separate appearances at the University of Minnesota, Franken narrowed his message and McFadden showed fire.

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 11:17 PM

Franken, McFadden find quiet agreement on plan to fight ISIL

On at least one major Senate vote last week, the two found common ground.

Updated: September 21, 2014, - 06:57 AM

Al Franken, Mike McFadden agree to three debates

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger, Mike McFadden, have agreed to three debates leading up to the election.The...

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 06:29 PM

Jan. 29: Minn. lawmakers grill safety officials about high-tech snooping practices

Some in Legislature want to rein in data collection by law enforcement.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Dec. 27, 2013: Minnesota lawmakers question police use of snooping devices

Legislature plans hearings to seek information about how high-tech devices are used by local law enforcement agencies to snoop.

Updated: September 19, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Jury convicts Supreme Court candidate of resisting arrest, refusing breath test

Michelle MacDonald is also convicted of refusing to take breath test; appeal is likely.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 07:01 AM

Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits

Al Franken gets the backing of 49 percent of likely voters, while Mike McFadden gets 36 percent. But the poll shows that the lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 04:12 PM

'Young Gun' Torrey Westrom hopes to stir up 7th District race

First blind member of Legislature runs for Congress.

Updated: September 07, 2014, - 10:15 PM

Embattled Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald files GOP complaint

Jeff Johnson says he won’t vote for Michelle MacDonald, who complains party leaders tried to force her from the ticket.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 12:11 AM

McFadden trying for support just to right of center

Straddling that divide between right and center could prove critical to Mike McFadden’s chances against Sen. Al Franken.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 11:22 PM

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