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.

Repeat felon gets 33-plus years in federal prison for trafficking 'highly pure' meth in Twin Ports region

William Petruk has spent most of last 17 years incarcerated.

U.S. attorney, federal judgeship vacancies in Minn. close to being filled

Four candidates emerge, including St. Cloud police chief for U.S. marshal post.

Fridley man challenges FBI search in terrorism probe

Lawyer for Fridley man says FBI should return phones and computers taken in raid.

Wedding cake case at high court could affect St. Cloud couple's suit against Minnesota

Both sides in Minnesota will be watching Tuesday when the justices in Washington hear arguments in a parallel case from Colorado.

Twin Cities youth worker charged after soliciting nude images from boys

A youth development worker in the Twin Cities has been charged with child pornography offenses after allegedly admitting to pressuring teenage boys into sending him…

Feds indict four alleged Minneapolis gang members in gun, drug conspiracy

One defendant is linked to the Aug. 5 slaying of a rival gang member.

Minnesota Justice David Stras gets long-delayed Senate hearing for federal judgeship

Stras declines to spell out views on issues but says he'd be "impartial voice" on federal courts.

Minn. Holocaust survivor's help leads to new criminal charges against Nazi guards

The St. Louis Park woman is helping German prosecutors in case against ex-guards.

Stalled nomination of Minnesota's Stras for Appeals Court will proceed

Justice David Stras will get a confirmation hearing Nov. 29, despite objections by Minnesota's Al Franken.

Minnesota man convicted in ISIS recruiting case wins release

The young Somali-Minnesotan became an early test of anti-jihadi rehabilitation efforts.