Stephen Montemayor | Star Tribune
Reporter | U.S. District Court and federal agencies

Stephen Montemayor covers the U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. District Court in Minnesota and federal agencies including the FBI, DEA, ATF and Homeland Security for the Star Tribune.


Former Hopkins mayoral candidate awaiting trial after alleged threat to kill federal judge

Robert Phillip Ivers, 65, alarmed residents after using racist language at candidate forum last year.


DFL leaders endorse Ellison for Minnesota attorney general

In a speech to a packed auditorium of delegates in Cambridge, Ellison again denied abusing ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan.


Former U.S. probation officer at center of sex abuse allegations indicted over lying to FBI

Three women came forward against Dennis Edward Bresnahan, charged with lying and destroying evidence during FBI's 2016 probe.


Willmar man pleads guilty to illegal weapons possession after bombs, machine guns found on property

Attorney for Chad Lee Monson said talk of bomb threats was "blown out of proportion."


Trump picks Minnesota's public safety commissioner for U.S. marshal

Position in the agency's Minnesota office has been open since 2016.


Young meth cell ringleader linked to record Minnesota bust pleads guilty

Prosecutors described Macrina Perez, 25, as being "as connected to Mexican drug cartels" as anyone ever charged in the state.


Janette Hansen Strathy, physician and women's health advocate, dies at 62

Janette Hansen Strathy had delivered at least 6,500 babies over more than 30 years at the Park Nicollet Medical Center. But when asked to describe…


DOJ: More than $16M makes its way to Petters' fraud victims

More than $16 million seized in connection with Tom Petters' massive Ponzi scheme is now being returned to hundreds of victims around the world, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.


Appeals court upholds sentences for three Twin Cities men in ISIS case

Mohamed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Ali Omar were the only 3 of 9 defendants to stand trial in nation's largest counterterrorism prosecution.


Big Minnesota pork producer 'surprised' by immigration raids

Christensen Farms says third-party vendor may have hired illegal workers.