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Abby Simons

Depending how you look at it, Star Tribune reporter Abby Simons might owe her career to the monks she befriended after a mass shooting at a monastery in Missouri.

From Storm Lake, Iowa to Minneapolis, Abby has made a mark everywhere she's gone as a journalist. In this episode, she recalls the time she was voluntarily Tasered as a Des Moines Register cops reporter, getting called the wrong name by Joe Biden while covering his brief presidential campaign, interviewing Barack Obama, slamming her father's sheriff's office in an editorial, several slayings and more. A true tale of a small town girl made good!