Steve Simon

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Jeff Anderson Settles Lawsuit with Archdiocese, Sets Up New "Child Protection Protocols"

    Jeff Anderson struts the historic hallways of the Landmark Center in St. Paul, dressed in a blue-pin-striped shirt with a white collar, and pauses to hug two men. Both Jim Keenan and Al Michaud have been working with the attorney for years -- both victims of clerical sexual abuse. "This is a good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    MNGOP Secretary of State candidate Dennis Nguyen admits going to strip clubs

    In recent weeks, three different well-connected Minnesota Republicans have gotten in touch to pass along the same tip. (They asked their names be kept off the record.)SEE ALSO: Stewart Mills, GOP congressional candidate, hits a beer bong [PHOTOS] The tipsters told us this: MNGOP secretary of state c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Minnesota lawmakers not accepting their salary: The full list

    ​After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list. Now we've got our hands on the official li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Minnesota legislators who won't accept their salary during a shutdown

    ​When Gov. Mark Dayton said he wasn't going to draw his salary if and when there's a state government shutdown beginning July 1, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch followed suit, we wondered who in the House and Senate might jump on the bandwagon They and Dayton could be responsible for layi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Vote No Minnesota releases video on anti-gay marriage amendment

    FacebookThe bill hasn't even passed, but the opposition has already released its first video.​At the Capitol yesterday, hundreds showed up to support or oppose a bill that would put a constitutional ban on gay marriage on the Minnesota ballot in 2012. A rally against the amendment started at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    "How many more gay people does God have to create?" A defining moment: Comment Of The Day

    Steve Simon's question, caught on video, has gone viral.​Right before the Republican-controlled House Civil Law Committee approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, DFL Rep. Steve Simon asked a simple question: "How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Steve Simon says God made gays [VIDEO]

    Rep. Steve Simon.​DFL Rep. Steve Simon had a very simple question during committee hearings on the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment steamrolling its way through the GOP-controlled Minnesota Legislature. "How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves if he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Stacey Champion, puppy mailer, gets her court date

    Stacey Champion wanted her puppy and her money back.​Stacey Champion, the 39-year-old Minneapolis woman who thought it would be a brilliant idea to seal a puppy in an airless cardboard box and mail it to Georgia, is going to stand trial on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. And here's a twis ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2010

    Do DWI laws work?

    One in seven Minnesotans has a drunk driving conviction. Are we any safer?

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty casts Legislature in "Friday the 13th"

    Welcome to the Legislature​So here we are, with the clock ticking down on the legislative session and the state's books facing a monster budget shortfall. The Republican governor characterizes the conundrum as a horror movie franchise. A leading Democrat says Republicans have devolved into a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Should we get to vote for our judges?

    Image Courtesy of State of Minnesota​There's a fight over how we decide who can be a judge in Minnesota, and it's being fought out this week in front of the Supreme Court and on the floor of the legislature.The state constitution says judges are supposed to be elected every six years, but in r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Obama brings Midwestern winter toughness to the Capitol

    D.C. is crying over a little ice? All of us back here in the Midwest could te ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2008

    Virginia is the new Saudi Arabia

    Rep. Michele Bachmann solves the energy crisis while watching The Beverly Hillbillies

  • News

    September 19, 2007

    Homo Neurotic

    Katherine Kersten unleashes gay panic in the Strib

  • News

    March 7, 2007

    A Kinder, Gentler DWI

    State lawmakers consider making it easier for convicted drunk drivers to get back behind the wheel

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007
  • News

    April 5, 2006

    Campaign Finance Reform: DOA

    Why did lawmakers punt a plan to regulate judicial fundraising?

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Shot to Hell

    Duy Ngo, The Minneapolis police officer wounded by one of his own colleagues in a February drug stakeout, speaks out for the first time

  • News

    March 20, 2002

    Wrong Turn

    Think you can get away with drinking and driving? So did I.

  • Books

    September 5, 2001

    Copping a Feel

    How far is too far when police target prostitutes?

  • Books

    June 24, 1998

    Stool Pigeon Redux

    His trial was a comedy of errors, but the man Johnny Edwards fingered for murder isn't laughing