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

Minnesota's synthetic drug trade laws may get tougher

Stronger laws could cut the flow of the drugs to Minnesota and make prosecutions easier, legislators agree at public hearing.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 09:32 PM

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

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

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Wabasha County sheriff says feuds are stoking bill to kill traffic classes

The measure, which would also require refunds, is a personal crusade mired in county politics, sheriff said.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 10:55 PM

At MLK event, a nod to progress, work undone

A delegation of Minnesota politicians said that despite steps forward, Martin Luther King’s dream has yet to be fully realized.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 08:23 PM

Hotdish politics: 3 pension plans post strong rebound

Three large public pension plans in Minnesota have not only bounced back from dismal returns on their investments, but surpassed...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 05:37 PM

Minn. Senate panel approves plans for $90 million office building

Republicans on Rules Committee fought plan for a $90M complex, contesting lack of public hearings. Bill passed on a partisan vote, 7-5.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Safe-driving classes coming to sudden halt after judge's order

Judge calls one program to keep tickets off records a legal trespass.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 07:11 AM

For the GOP and DFL, a big weekend in May

They may be at opposite ends of the state, but the Minnesota Republican and DFL parties will host their annual...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:32 PM

Minority Leader Daudt acknowledges being in gun-related dust-up

Kurt Daudt says a friend grabbed his handgun during an argument with a Montana man.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 07:00 AM

Judge: Classes in lieu of traffic tickets are illegal

Safety classes in lieu of traffic tickets struck down; ruling could have a ripple effect across Minnesota.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 08:51 PM

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