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

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

Lawmakers take on smartphone theft

Minnesota legislators call for “kill switch” feature to make the stolen devices useless.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 10:56 PM

New Minnesota law on access to juvenile court records stirs debate

A recommendation that courts not implement a new measure limiting access to some records has led to a hearing next month.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 09:16 PM

‘Ban-the-box’ extension, other Minn. laws take effect this week

From health care for the poor to scrap-yard surveillance, new state laws set to take effect in 2014 didn’t grab...

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 05:49 AM

Mayor Rybak defends chief Harteau's cop review plan

Minneapolis police union said it contacted the governor to voice its opposition to the plan to shift some investigations to the BCA.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 05:21 AM

Minnesota lures Canada's Price Industries to Maple Grove

Minnesota has successfully wooed a Canadian heating and ventilation company that will open a $2 million design center at what will become its U.S. headquarters.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Legality of online voter registration now in judge's hands

Opponents say website’s implementation illegally used taxpayer funds, while state claims legal authority for money-saving system.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Next year, feds will pick up the tab for Minnesota inmate hospitalizations

A new law moves more prisoners to a federal program and shifts millions in hospital costs from Minnesota and its...

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 10:31 PM

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