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

Hot Dish Politics: Auditor's report takes a closer look at forfeitures

A new report shows that the Minnesota State Patrol far and away led the state’s law enforcement agencies in seizures...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 07:25 PM

Minnesota's expungement laws targeted

Current statutes make it tough for offenders who deserve a clean slate, legislators were told.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 08:22 PM

In Minnesota, past mistakes are sealed in name only

A Supreme Court ruling that limits the power of expunging, or sealing, offenders’ records has legislators taking another look.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 06:54 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court again upholds law on clergy sex

State Supreme Court ruling, the second in six years, means no new trial for Rev. Christopher Wenthe.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Lawsuit challenges Minnesota's online voter registration system

Republicans claim Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a DFLer, overstepped his authority in creating the registration program.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Judge has the 'courage to do the right thing'

The onetime public defender takes oath Monday as next chief of the state’s Court of Appeals.

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 12:30 AM

Priest awaits Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on sex case

Prosecutors are waiting to file charges in affair with parishioner.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 10:05 PM

'If there's hell on Earth, Mr. Markle, you're in it'

Minnetrista man receives probation in baby daughter’s drowning in SUV.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 11:16 PM

Minnetonka native's family sues wilderness school over his death

The National Outdoor Leadership School didn’t do enough to prevent Thomas Plotkin’s fatal fall, suit alleges.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 09:51 PM

Minnesota Supreme Court's DWI ruling finds consent, not coercion

“This case didn’t settle the issues that people hoped it would settle,” said Scott Swanson, director of academic achievement at University of St. Thomas Law School. “The net result is we still don’t have a definitive ruling on the constitutionality of the implied-consent requirement.”

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 09:30 PM

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