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.


First federal no-fault insurance fraud case now in hands of Minneapolis jurors

Trial of chiropractor, 'runners' first of several on deck in Minn.


Federal gun traces hit high in state amid strong prosecutorial push

Feds say cops in Minnesota are also confiscating more guns as prosecutions rise.


Key federal law enforcement jobs sit vacant in Minnesota

Attorney, federal judge seats remain open here amid political dueling.


U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Minnesota sex offender program case

Lawsuit had challenged constitutionality of sex offender confinement.


Amid Indonesian graft probe, Minn. man kills self after FBI standoff

Johannes Marliem feared for his life after talking to authorities.


First fraud trial opens in alleged Twin Cities chiropractor accident scheme

Prosecutors say they bilked insurance companies, while the defendants say insurance companies don't want to pay up.


Minneapolis chiropractor among 3 on trial in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme

Bloomington practitioner, two "runners" accused in multimillion dollar scam.


Feds charge one alleged supplier of deadly carfentanil in Twin Cities

It was the first complaint involving sale of deadly carfentanil in Minnesota.


Minn. wedding videographers' suit to refuse same-sex couples is dismissed

A federal judge rejected the St. Cloud couple's argument that Minnesota's human rights laws amounted to "a state effort to stamp out expression opposing same-sex marriage."


St. Cloud mall attacker's motive remains unclear one year later

Newly unsealed court filings detailing the FBI's early response underline the difficulty that persists in trying to unwrap Dahir Adan's reasons and to uncover any help from abroad.