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

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

Supreme Court union dues ruling may upend Minnesota workers’ fight

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows state-paid home health workers to opt out of paying union dues could...

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 07:44 AM

Hotdish Politics: Law will monitor cash-outs

Minnesota laws geared toward protecting people who sell their structured settlement payments in exchange for smaller cash lump sums will...

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 04:32 PM

Obama presses for higher base wage, equal pay

Obama said he shares the frustrations of Minnesotans who went to college, work hard and still struggle to buy homes, pay for child care and dig out from student loan debt.

Updated: June 27, 2014, - 09:16 AM

Dayton sizes up metro flooding as road closings spread

A Delano official told the governor that flooding from the Crow River has already cost the city $250,000, or 10 percent of its budget.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:30 PM

Flood troubles across Minnesota follow mid-June deluge

Gov. Mark Dayton hinted that he might need to call a special legislative session to allocate flood-relief dollars to nearly three dozen counties under a disaster declaration.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 03:01 PM

GOP leadership: Party will stand by Supreme Court candidate

State Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald faces trial on drunken-driving charges.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 10:39 PM

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

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