Team Leader | Public Safety

Simons is a 2004 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, where she studied journalism. Before joining the Star Tribune, she was a reporter for the Des Moines Register. Simons lives in Minneapolis.


BCA releases file in Amir Locke death, including more video

Newly released body camera videos by state investigators show additional angles of the chaotic seconds before 22-year-old Amir Locke was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer during a predawn raid two months ago.


Man shot and killed outside St. Paul funeral is identified

Police say the shooting involved a gang dispute.


Stillwater prison remains on lockdown following weekend attack on two correctional officers

Both were treated for their injuries and released.


Families of Black men killed by police in Minnesota demand justice for Amir Locke

Students march in solidarity, group lays out plans for change


Video: Locke, under blanket, holds gun as officers enter, fire

The 55-second video shows officers at the downtown Minneapolis apartment unit to serve a search warrant in connection with a St. Paul homicide investigation. Amir Locke was not the subject of the warrant.


Man shot, killed by Mpls. police was armed with handgun, interim chief says

The shooting reportedly happened just before 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning near a downtown Minneapolis apartment building across from Orchestra Hall.


Longtime civil rights activist Mel Reeves dies of complications from COVID

Reeves, 64, was at the forefront of community activism.


Demands against judge in Potter trial lead to protest at condo unit

The man acknowledged going inside the building, but not to intimidate.


Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany named Journalist of the Year by NABJ

Jany is the latest honoree, joining a list of journalistic luminaries.


Victim dies four days after shooting during south Minneapolis dispute

A man has died four days after he was shot during a dispute on East Lake Street in south Minneapolis, police said.The man in his…